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Entered as second class matter December 22. 1905. at the Post Office at New York. N. Y., under the Act of March 3. 1879. 

VOL. LXn. No. 2 





Cancels Dancers Playing for 55-Cent Scale at Ameri- 
can Week Before Date at Palace — Philadelphia 

Engagement Allowed to Stand. 

Ruloff and Rulowa, the Russian 
dancers, who were booked into the 
Palace, New York city, the week of 
March 7, were notified Friday by 
the Keith office that the Palace en- 
gagement had been cancelled. 

The cancellation followed a series 
of incidents involving the Loew and 
Fox circuits, with a final appear to 
the V. M. P. A. for a ruling. The 
facts Wding up to the controversy 
are as follows: 

Ruloff and Rulowa were playing 
out three and a half weeks for Wil- 
liam Fox. Before the time had ex- 
pired the dancers told Edgar Allen 
they had to jump to Chicago to ad- 
Just a legal matter. Allen agreed to 
pick up the balance of the time 

The action of the Keith people 
was understood to be based on the 
difference in admission scales, the 
proximity of the Loew house and 
the dates of the two engagements, 
and does not apply as a precedent 
covering any broad principle of con- 
flict between the two Interests in- 

Horowitz & Krause, the Loew 
agents, offered the turn to Loew 
for the American the last half of 
last week, beginning Thursday, 
Feb. 24, the act accepting verbally 
but not signing contracts. 

Paul Durand, Keith agent, mean- 
while had booked the turn into the 
Palace the week of March 7 with 
Keith's, Philadelphia, preceding. 
The Keith oflce, learning of the 
American engagement, informed 
the turn they would lose the Pal- 

The dancers thereupon tried to 
get Edgar Allen of the Fox office 
to take over_fch.c Loew .bockinp. as 
they (Ruloff and Rulowa) had been 
informed that the Fox engagement 
wouldn't conflict with the March 7 
week. Allen informed them it was 
a matter to be taken up with the 
V. M. P. A. 

The T,oow office hearing that the 
dancers were looking for an "out" 
from the American, protested to 
Pat Casey and informed him Of 
their verbal contract, asking that 
the act be held to the American 

After the usual Investigation 
Casey informed the act they would 
have t < play the Anv riean, Which 
they did, with the Palace cancella- 
tion following their opening at ihe 
Loew house. The dancers play 
Keith's Philadelphia, this week 
(Feb. IS), laying off the week of 

March 7, following which they be- 
gin a 20 -week tour of the Loew 



Chicago Judge Says Eating 
Places Are Immune. 

Chicago, March 2. 

In a drastic ruling granting an 

injunction permitting Colosimo's 

famous night-life cabaret-restaurant 

to reopen, a local court wiped out 

all police power of regulating res- 
taurants, holding that only the 
state pure food authorities had any 
jurisdiction, and then only on pub- 
lic health grounds. The order 
killed $100,000 annually in restau- 
rant license fees, besides. 

This goes so far as to take from 
the cops the right to say at what 
hour a restaurant must close and 
whether or not, or under what cir- 
cumstances, it may or may not have 
music, entertainment and dancing. 
The decision states that prohibition 
took from the authorities the right 
to regulate, that right having 
grown out of licensed sale of liquor; 
if prohibition is violated that must 
be treated after the offense, like any 
other crime. 

Favorable Vote by A. E. A. 
on "Equity Shop" to 
Bring About Immediate 
Cessation of Activities — 
Pop Price Men Had In- 
tended to Play Out Sea- 
son — To Cast With All 
Non-Equitys Next Season. 




Frank Mackey May Play Opposite 

Max Rogers, of the old team of 
Rogers Bros., plans to revive the 
team name r.gain in a modern vau- 
deville specialty but patterned in 
form somewhat along the lines of 
the former Rogers Bros, double. 

Frank Mackey has been men- 
tioned as the straight of the pro- 
posed revival of the Rogers Bros. 

It was stated at the headquarters 
of the Touring Managers' sso 
lion this week that the members of 
that organization would immedi- 
ately close down their shows now 
or tho road for .ho balance of the 
.season should the Actors' Equity 
Association vote affirmatively on 
the "Equity Shop" question, the 
(polling of which was concluded at 
6 p. ra. Monday. 

The road managers had at first 
intended to play out the current 
season, planning to replace all of 
the Equity members in their com- 
panies wherever contractual ar- 
rangements would permit with non- 
Equity players. 

The part of the plan calling for 
non-Equity players will \i retain- 
ed if the "Equity Shop" becomes 

effective, but according to an offi- 
cial ot the T. M. A. it was thought 
advisable to abandon all further 
production until next season, and 
likewise to call in all of the shows 
now out, inasmuch as the replacing 
of Equity members with non- 
. rtOTitrys at tire present irme-woxihi 
involve considerable work in re- 
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Yiddish Enterprise Handicapped by Hebrew Unions* 
Restrictions — "Uptown Managers Will Face 
Same Trouble/' Says Official. 


Erlanger and Klaw Still 
Odds Over Property. 



Reformer* Best Press Agents of 

Chicago, March 2. 
The reformers came lustily to the 
support of "Mecca" this work, Issu- 
ing statements worth $10 nn agate 
line regarding t lie nudity and tin- 
lure of the Bacchanalian scenes. To 
make it good and sweet, Ihere was 
.1 public hearing, duly and fully re- 
ported, and then decision was »>OSt- 


Boston Rumor Says They Will Ap- 
pear Together. 

BOstOA, March 2. 

The Keith people claim that some 

time this month Ceorge Cohan's 

daughter, Georgette, and her mother 

will appear together at their local 


Tho marriage of Miss Cohan in 
the South has been Riven pl enty 
of publicity by tho loeal papers who 
have not yet finished printing pic- 
tures of the couple in different 

"Ben Hur," which was to have 
been put on by Marc Klaw, bu J -ri- 
der the K. & E. name, has been 
called off. This is the second time 
the show has been started thlr. sea- 
son and then discontinued. Karly 

in the fall A. L,. Krlangor had tho 
piece well in rehearsal, when sud- 
denly the company was paid two 
weeks' salary and dismissed. 

Last month Mr. Klaw east •: 
play and had it jndor rehearsal. 
Monday it was l-a/ned the show- 
had been ordered stopped gain. 
Differences between the two form*.* 
partners are responsible for he 
failure of tho show to reach the 
boards for the first time in 20 yea» 
li is understood tha* one desired to 
save the valuable picture rights of 
"Ben Hur," which will revert to the 
estate of General Wallace, along 
with the stage lights, but the o* 
was indifferent .and was inclined 
permit the whole property to pass 
unless he is able t-i secure certain 
concessions. The contract with the 
estate calls for a minimum of 
around 70 performances each sea- 
son. Negotiations between Klaw & 
Erlanger anent the "Ben Hur" show 
were conducted by their attorneys. 


Boston, Marrh 2. 

Boston has a puzzle In the theatri- 
cal game. What particular Influ- 
ence is responsible for the surpris- 
ing success of "Uncle '.'otn's Cabin"? 

This show opened at the Arling- 
ton, a stock house, here a week ago 
and did so well tho opening week 
that it is held over for the second 
week, with capacity houses ruling. 
G. A. Chenet, manager of tho house, 
admits ho can't explain tho thing 
and nobody else seems to be able to. 

Tom Moore, "Tailor-Made Man" 

Log Angeles, March 2. 
Directly Tom Moore returns from 
Honolulu, Goldwyn Will start work 
on the plcturisTng of "A TallOr 
Made Man," with Monro In the 
stellar rolo, all pi' parations hav- 
ing been made for the production. 

It is reported tqe Jewish Art 
Theatre Will give its final perform -% 
aaee about yie end of April. Tho 
gossip in the Yiddish theatrical 
circles hinges on the question once 
more: "Car. art be made to pay and 
the theatres conform to the demands 
made up It by the closed sho.j prin- 
ciple of Hebrew Actors' Union?" 

A similur question put to the 
management of the Jewish Art 
Theatre found response only in a 
formal statement, in which a warn- 
ing is sounded to '['roadway man- 

Tho statement reads: "Tendencies 
within tho activities of actors' or- 
ganizations point to ultimate condi- 
tions uptown such as exist today in 
the Jewish Theatre. 

"Jewish managers must accept 

these conditions as facts that havo 
to ho dealt with and Broadway man- 
agers will have to do likewise w*ion 
they are confronted with them." 

A hope is held out that tho 
Jewish Art Theatre will continue 
next season, if was ascertained from 
the management, although tho lease 
was taken over by Maruco 
Schwartz, who will conduct tho 
theatre under his own management. 
The new lessee has taken a two- 
year lease with an Option of U more. 
Schwartz's acquisition of the Madi- 
son Square enterprise is the result 
of dissension between his partner 
and himself. His partner Is Mis. 
Max H., tho wife of the Wil- 
ner of Wilner & Romberg. She had 
a 67 per cent, interest in the stock 
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The Innis Bros, who were forced 
to cancel the Palace. New York, a 
few weeks ago after the Tuesday 
night performance on account of 
the illness of one of the brothers, 
have signed with Florenz Zlegfeld 
for the show at tho New Amsterdam 

Tho comedians had been offered 
a next season route by the Keith 
offli ••. 

Manhattan Deal Closed. 
Fortune Gallo, managing director 
of the San Carlo Opera Co., who 
also handles the tour of Pavlowa. 
and who also loaned Mrs. Oscar 
Ilammerstoln $150,0(1, had prac- 
tically concluded ab details with 

Mrs Hammerstelfl for the purchase 

Of tho Manhattan Opera House on 
Wodnei day. 

It Is understood the papers nro 
being drawn by the lawyers and the 
transfer; j* expected momentarily 




Friday, March 4, 1021 



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Producer ' Decltirfel' Royultta v 'H&vo *AU*B««r>>Raul> 
but He Will Have to Recoup About 12,000 
Pounds from Road Companies. 

London, March 2. 

J. Ij. Sacks today acknowledged 
that there had been trouble over the 
royalties on "Irene," but declared 
they have all been paid now and the 
entire matter adjusted. He denied 
that money taken in with "Irene" 
had been used for buying the Eng- 
lish rights to/"*Mary" or other shows, 
asserting ev*»ry Sacks production is 
put out as a separate venture. He 
added that "Mary" would be pro- 
duced about the middle of April at 
either the Queen's or Empire. 

At the request of Variety, the ac- 
counts of "Irene" were produced by 
Mr. Sacks at his offices. These 
showed the gross takings on the 
show during its run at the Empire 
were 111.160 pounds, while the ex- 
penses were 111,512 pounds, a net 
loss of 352 pounds. The production 
cost, with renewals, 1,830 pounds, 
and the royalties for London at 10 
per cent, amounted to 11.113 pounds. 
On tours, to date, they amount, 
roughly, to 2,000 pounds. 

Sacks estimates his net London 
losses at 12,000 pounds, but he ex- 
pects this to come back to him from 
the touring companies. 



Negotiating for Retention of Em 
pire, Now Up for Sale. 

London, March 2. 

J. L. Sacks announces he is still 
negotiating for retention of the Em- 
pire and Queens, which have been 
put up at public auction through 
failure of the Allans to exercise 
their option. The Allan deal Is 
doll nit < ly off, and Sacks has hopes 
of buying the two theatres at private 

Jt is also learned from inside 
sources that the deal whereby the 
Palace Music Hall was to change 
hands is through. No official an- 
nouncement has been r.ade, but it is 
known the present owners have 
ask- I for estimates on reseating, 
new lighting equipment and other 

The Lauder engagement still is 
holding strong at the Palace. 

Armed Men Seize Newspaper 
Photographer's Camera. 

London, March 2. 

The "war in Ireland," which re- 
cently touched the theatre when a 
Dublin audience was searched for 
arms, has again laid its hand on the 
drama. During rehearsals of a rev- 
olutionary play written by the late 
Mayor McSwiney, of Cork, a band 
of armed men entered the Abbey, 
in Dublin. They searched the 
building and demanded production 
of a press photographer, who, hav- 
ing been warned, got safely away. 

The raiders then compelled other 
newspaper representatives to nan 1 
over the missing man's camera, 
which was confiscated. 


Government Wants Cities to 
Take Over Houses. 


Going to South Africa Before Sail 
ing for Canada 

Berlin, Feb. 15. 

The Minister of Finance wants 
the various German cities, Berlin, 
Cassel, Hanover, etc., to take over 
the State theatres situated there-, as 
they are too expensive for the Na- 
tional Government to finance, a 
large deficit being turned in every 

The State Schauspielhaus in Ber- 
lin is run on the repertory plan and 
plays only classics and modern plays 
of the "Jane Clegg" caliber. It is 
well attended, but the expenses of 
such an organization far exceed the 
returns from even an exceptional 
box office. However, the theatre 
will be kept open, as the educa- 
tional value of such an institution 
is considered worth the money ex- 

London, March 2. 
Gertrude Elliott, who has been ap- 
pearing In "The Lonely Lady," sails 
within a few days for Cape Town, 
where she Will begin a flying tour 
of South Africa prior to her depar- 
ture for Canada. Miss Elliott will 
play the South African Trust 
Theatres, using "Paddy, the Next 
Best Thing." and then will head for 
the Dominion, where she is 
scheduled for a tour of the Tians- 
Canadian, Ltd., chain. 



Helen Trix. of the Trix sisters 
who have scored an unusual success 
in C. B. Cochran's "League of 
Notions," now playing in London, 
has been engaged to write the songs 
for Andrew Chariot's forthcoming 
revue which will be presented at 
the Alhambra over there. 

The sisters have also started to 
make phonograph records for the 
Victor people, on the other side. 


"La Tendresse" Story of 
Aged Dramatist. 

Paris, March 2. 

Following the run of Pierre 
Wolff's "Lea Alles Brlsees," which 
has been transferred to the Gym- 
nase, Victor Silvestre produced 
Henri Bataille's "La Tendresse" at 
the Vaudeville Feb. 24. It was 
nicely received and the revival of 
"Amants" at this house is thus 

Felix Hugenot, Armand Bour and 
Yvonne de Bray play the principal 

roles In this, another play with the 
theatre for a background. 

It is a psychological study, show- 
ing a young actress who affection- 
ately admires an aged playwright. 
They live together, but the differ- 
ence in ages constrains the pas- 
sionate actress to deceive a hand- 
some, untalented young picture ac- 
tor, though she always loves the 
playwright. The latter, suspecting 
the intrigue, feins a voyage and 
hides his secretary behind the cur- 
tains in their apartment while the 
actress receives her younger ad- 
mirer. i> .JL'li 

Returning home the playwright 

pretends to read his latest work and | 

embodies therein the stenographic 

record of the conversation between 

the actress and the young actor. 

She, aghast, confesses, whereupon 

the old man drives her away from 

him. She rejoins the actor. Two 

years later the playwright assists 

the actor with funds and renews 

his platonic friendship with the 

actress, who thotlgh she continues 

her intimacy with the actor, is alone 

capable of giving the old man the 

tender affection he seeks. 


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Reprisal Instituted as Result of Recent Revival of 
Agitation Against Importation of Teutonic Ffejf* 
formers — Americans Welcome in Germany. 


"Blue Mazurka'* Being 
Brought from Vienna. 


Goes to Stage Drury t.ane Piece for 
8ir Alfred Butt. 

John Murray Anderson Is under- 
stood to have agreed to go to Lon- 
don within a month or so to put oi 
a new piece at the Drury Lane fo~ 
Sir Alfred Butt and Harry Collin?. 
Anderson staged th- "League of No- 
tions" for C. B. Cochran, now pla- 
in - at the Oxford, London. 

Immediately following the staging 
of the Drury Lane show for Collins 
Anderson is scheduled to return to 
America to produce a new "Green- 
wich Village Follies." 

London, March 2. 
There have been several impor- 
tant changes in the local theatrical 
map during the current week, not 
the least of which was the closing 
of "Mary Rose" at the Haymarket 
Feb. 26. 

"The Dutch Girl" will soon be fol- 
lowed at the Lyric by "The Blue 
Mazurka," Seymour Hicks being in 
Vienna at present looking over the 

"Don Q" is slated for an Easter 
production at the Apollo and a re- 
vival of "Her Husband's Wife" is 
scheduled for the Globe, following in 
"The Hour and the Man," which has 
failed utterly and closes Mareh 5. 

On March 9 "The Blue Lagoon" 
will be transferred from the Prince 
of Wales to the Princess, while its 
place in the former will be taken by 
"The Charm School," now holding 
forth at the Comedy. 


London, Mar. 2. 

Julian Rose, who was booked to 
join the bill supporting Harry 
Lauder at the Palace, was com- 
pelled to cancel on account of 
throat trouble, and sailed for New 
York on the Imperator Feb. 26. 

The senior member of the Dufor 
brothers act also has been ill. and. 
until this week, was confined in a 
nursing home. He is leaving there 
much improved, but is not permitted 
to see anyone. The act made good 
at the Palace, but under extreme dif- 

Berlin, Feb. 15. 

As an answer to the English boy* 

cotting of German vaudeville 

artists, English vaudevillians will 

be boycotted here for the next five 
years. However, American artists 
are very welcome and can even get 
something near their salary in U. 
S. morey. For example, W,Hoo, an 
American wire act, is at the Winter- 
garden this month, and Suharct, .the 
American dancer, is being starred in 
the life story of Du Barry at the 

Almost a year ago (Sunday, 
March 21, 1920), at a meeting held 
in London, the Variety Artists' 
Federation adopted the following 
resolution, applicable to places of 
amusement in Great Britain: 

"It was resolved, That this meet- 
ing pledges itself to support the 
Executive Committee in any action, 
they may deem necessary to pre- 
vent the importation of ex-enemy 
artists into Great Britain, in ac- 
cordance with the V. A. F. resolution 
of 1916 and that of 1919, and im- 
press upon the Executive Commit- 
tee the necessity of reporting every 
attempt on the part of managers to 
employ ex-enemy turns to the ap- 
propriate branch of the Demobilized 
Soldiers ^and Sailors' Association, 
and to circulate printed handbills 
throughout the district concerned 
notifying the hall and name of the 
manager where such ex-enemy acts 
are billed to appear.' and to call upon 
every member of the federation to 
refuse to work in any entertainment 
in which ex-enemy aliens are en- 

Recent agitation in London to bar 
German actors as alien enemies 
brought about the five-year reprisal 

Entire English Cast Will Be Brought 
Over for Production 

London, March 2. 

"The White Headed Boy," which 
has more than 200 performances 
to its credit at the Ambassador's 
Theatre here, will be transplanted to 
New York, being scheduled for 
production there in September. 

The London oast, which includes 
Arthur Sinclair, Sara Allgood and 
Marie O'Neill, will bl t&kea ov r 
intact. Sinclair declares his inten- 
tion of settling permanently in 


A prospectus has t>een Issued in 
Johannesburg asking for a capital 
of £10,000 to form an American 
variety company to tour South 
Africa. According to the pros- 
pectus, the promoters know very 
little 6? South Africa. One Roy 
Dove, vaudeville promoter, St. 
Louis, U. S. A., figures as one of 
the directors. 


. London, March 2. 
"The Fulfillment of the Law" was 
produced at the Garrick Feb. l ( 3 and 
had a mixed reception, the critics 
seeming to be divided in Opinion 
over it. It is a strong problem play, 
splendidly produced and well acted. 

Grossmith-Lauriilard Films. 

London, March 1. 
George Grossmith and Edward 
Laurillard, managing directors of 
the Adelpbi and Gaiety theatres, 
are believed to be getting ready for 
a plunge into the pieUfr* producing 
business. It is reported they have 
purchased the gigantic Hendon aero- 
drome, used as the Channel air base 
during the war. for studio purposes. 

Diers Going Abroad 

Dippy Diers has !•< en booked for 
40 weeks in England, opening on 
the Gulliver tour at the Hippo* 
drome. Sheffield, July 11, Diers has 
engaged passage on the Coronia, 
sailing from New York for Liver- 
pool June 27. 

No More Opera Support 

Parlt, March 2. 

An extra subvention of the Paris 
opera has been refused after dis- 
cussion and reconsideration by the 
Chamber of Deputies. The Senate 
also previously refused. 

The present management of the 
opera was adversely criticised by 
cer tain members. 





.Six- Year Oid Daughter of 



•'HETTY" Is Visiting With Vs This Wee* 


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casting. The generally bad show 
conditions throughout the country, 
and more especially in the one, 
two and three -day stands, it is 
understood, also figured in the man- 
agers' decision "to call in their at- 
tractions if the "Equity Shop" was 
favorably voted upon. 

It was the consensus of opinion 
among the one-night men and man- 
agers generally that the "Equity," 
or closed shop as the managers term 
it, will be found to have been car- 
ried, when the result is announced 
at the special meeting of the Equity 
called for Sunday, March 6, at 2 
p. m. at the Hotel Astor. 

The Touring Managers' Associa- 
tion embraces a membership of 110 
managers, who operate approxi- 
mately 400 shows, through which 
5.000 actors are employed. Accord- 
ing to a statement issued by the T. 
M. A., recently the class of attrac- 
tions? produced and operated by its 
members — the pop price one, two 
and three nighters represented 75 
per cent, of all of the legitimate 
shows staged and operated in this 

It is understood the date of the 
enforcement of the„"Equity Shop" 
principle is to be left to the dis- 
cretion of the Equity Council. In 
addition to affecting the managers 
enrolled in the T. M. A., the closed 
shop plan would operate against any 
manager not holding membership in 
the Proa'ttclng Mnm;/rrp asfocia* 
tion. In this class are Georgj M. 
Cohan, Henry Miller and Margaret 
Anglin. Some weeks ago at an 
Equity meeting, it was proposed by 
one of the Equity, leaders that dis- 
pensations be granted to any pro- 
ducer the Equity Association des-ired 
to exempt from, the provisions 
of the proposed "Equity Shop." 

On Wednesday it appeared to be 
a foregone Conclusion, according to 
opinions expressed by Equity mom- 
bets along Broadway, that the 
Equity Shop" had been overwhelm- 
ingly carried in the referendum vote 
which began the latter part of Jan- 
uary and ended February 28. 

Because of the peace pact fol- 
lowing the Equity strike in Septem- 
ber, 1010. the closed shop plan could 

not he made operative against mem- 
»"-rs of the Producing Managers 
Association, until the peace agree- 
ment expired in October, 1924. 

Friday, March 4, 1MI 




ia. Insane Asylum Also 
Wants Copy of Law 

Syracuse, N. Y., March 2. 

Syracuse's first blue law, placing 
an official ban upon the shimmy 
and other steps which the city 
feUttKNt gravel* *.ioere«»a »•*•*»« *■%&& 
naughty," is at>plicable to insane 
asylums, too. 

At least that's the deduction to- 
day of City Clerk Thomas E. Ken- 
nedy, following the receipt of a re- 
quest from the Superintendent of 
the State Hospital for the Insane at 
Fairview, Pa., for a copy of the 
anti-shimmy ordinance "by return 
mail, if possible." 

There has been an avalanche of 
requests from other cities for copies 
of the law, with the explanation 
that it was desired as a model for 
projected municipal legislation. 

Among tho larger cities to re- 
quest a copy of the ordinance for 
such purpose* are Cleveland, Utica 
and Albany. The Cleveland appli- 
cation came officially from Monsoor 
Ferris Bourjaily, commissioner of 
public information and research. 

Members of the Common Council, 
confronted with the knowledge that 
the local police are not well posted 
en the banned steps, are seriously 

$545,000, INCREASE 31 P. C. 

Profits for One Month Will Pay Year'. Preferred Dividends— Market Dull— 
* Impending Change of Admi^Utrat ion „*fl Obstacle to Movement Cither 
Way — Orpheum Preferred Offered in Chicago at Par — Famous Players 
Statement Delayed. 


Two Infringements of Vaude- 
ville Material Alleged 

The amusement issues in the 
stock market were exceptionally 
dull, in line with the whole list. 
Everybody seems to be marking 
time, the impending change of the 
administration in Washington acting 
as a bar to a price movement in 
either direction. 

As usually happens in a condition 
of this sort, prices receded when 
there was no definite development 
to Justify airy positive tendency. 
From better than 68 last week Fa- 
mous Players rede ted to between 66 
and 67, while I.oew got back for a 
while to 16, as compared with better 

advocating the establishment of a | (han lg la8t wcok Wednesday at 

dancing school for the coppers as 

noon Famous stood at 66^ and 

an adjunct to the police gymna- 
sium course. At the police school 
instruction will be given the offi- 
cers in the legitimate and illegal 
steps that they may differentiate 
between the two classes of dancing 
when assigned as official censors. 

The management of the Onon- 
daga Hotel, the city's largest hos- 
telry, has set an example by "op- 
erating" upon the hotel orchestra. 
All the jazz instruments which 
used to inspire wiggles have been 
removed. The casual tapping of 
the drum is the only thing remin- 
iscent of syeopation melody. 


Cnamp to Play 4 Weeks Before 

Jack Dempsey, world's heavy- 
weight champion, is to open a four- 
weeke tour of the Pantages Circuit 
at Minneapolis, Monday. 

Dempsey and his manager. Jack 
Kearns, have announced that fol- 
lowing the vaudeville engagements 
Dempsey will begin training for h(s 
forthcoming battle with Georges 
Carpentier, which is set for July 2. 

Dempsey will deliver a short 
monologue, followed by exhibition 
training stunts and bouts with his 
coterie of sparring partners, thus 
killing two birds with one stone. 


The vehicle selected by Carlyle 
Blackwell, picture star, for. his 
vaudeville debut Is titled "Your 
Sister and Mine." Priestly Morrison 
is staging the sketch for Black- 
well, whose supporting cast con- 
sists of Martini Martin, Fred 
Spears and Ed. Racey. i I 

The turn is now in rehearsal, and 
opens for a break in at the Al- 
hambra, Stamford, next week, com- 
ing into one of the New York Keith 
houses March 14. The sketch has 
been played before under the title 
of "Everybody's Sister." It has 
been re-written for Blackwell. 

Loew at 16Vi. Orpheum also was 
reactionary, standing at 26% at 
noon Wednesday. 

There has not been a transaction 
in Orpheum preferred since the con- 
solidation of the company's interests 
into a single corporation and the 
New York exchange listing. This 
issue is closely held by several 
groups of bankers in Chicago and 
Boston and their clients. Some 
$6,600,000 is outstanding. It pays 

cumulative dividends at the rate of 
$8 a shacc and is convertible into 
the common at the rate of two 
shares of common to one of pre- 

Now Richardson, Hill & Co., 
members of the New York, Boston 
and Chicago stock exchanges, are 
offering the stock to holders at par, 
having secured, according to a let- 
ter to their customers, 1,800 shares. 
When the common and preferred 
were listed on the New York ex- 
change the preferred was quoted 
nominally just under par among the 
lists of "stocks not traded in," but 
there has never been a recorded 

Since the preferred represents 
two shares of common, it would ap- 
pear to be obvious that its conver- 
sion features would be superfluous 
until the common got above 60 
and the senior issue would depend 
for its value upon its standing as 
an investment security purely. 
Richardson, Hill & Co. do not ex- 
plain where they picked up the block 
offered, but do emphasize its im- | 

pressive backing as an investment 
dividend paying security. The let- 
ter before mentioned contains data 
supplementing the company's state- 
ment as of Dec. 31, 1921, as follows: 

"Net earnings in the first four 
weeks of January, 1921, were $545,- 
000— a figure which is within $5,000 
of the preferred dividend require- 
ment for the entire year. These 
earnings, ii might be added, were 
31 per cent, greater than those for 
the corresponding four Weeks of 

In the case of Famous it was con- 
ceded that the overdue financial 
statement for 1920 had been pretty 
well discounted, inasmuch as it has 
been public property in its main 
points for several months. The state- 
ment should have been out early 
this week, but it did not appear on 
the ticker. Famous Players still 
appears to be under the constructive 
influence of a bull pool. From the 
way the stock stood up in the face 
of weakness in other parts of the 
list during the v. eok, the belief 
gained ground that there was some- 
thing more than the advantageous 
statement, expected to show better 
than $-!r» profits per share of com- 
mon behind the drive. What this 
influence was did not appear on the 

An interesting sidelight on the 
market appears in the circumstance 
that not a share of Triangle has 
come out in the Curb trading for 
two weeks. The suit brought by the 
company against its former presi- 
dent involves $3,0(K),(mo or there- 
abouts. If the company wins it will 
be in very advantageous position, 
of course, but the point is that just 
the possibilities in this direction 
would ordinarily create a demand 
for the stock. Half a dozen brisk 
upturns m Triangle have been based 
on circumstances infinitely less 
promising than this and the wonder 
is that nobody appears to be at- 
tracted by the gambling chance pre- 
sented in the affair. 

The explanation offered on the 
Street is that all the available Tri- 
angle has been sifted down into 
strong inside company hands. The 
Aitken brothers, however, still have 
a large block. Several of the Curb 
flurries have been attributed to op- 
erations in which the Aitkens were 
supposed to have a hand. The ques- 
tion is, why Is not this stock now 
available for another coup? 

There was a single trade In Gold- 

wyn this week of 100 shares at 5>4, 
unchanged. It probably represented 
a sale by some speculative holder 
discouraged by the sudden suspen- 
sion of dealings in the issue. 


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The nummary of transactions. Feb 
to March Inclusive are a* follows: 


Thursday— Sales. High. Low. Last. Chg. 
lam. Play-L. 31XN> (5.V-. 04 G»H — hi 

Ho. pf 200 82^ 

Loew, Inc.... 800 IS 

Fam. Plav-L. 10400 C7% 

Do. pf 1100 HI'- 

Loew, inc.... 5."»00 17*» 
Orpheum 1200 28 

Fam. Play-L. 8200 08'.; 

Do. pf 100 84%, inc.... 8<HJ 17% 

Chicago sold 100 Orpheum at 27%. 

Monday — 
Fam. Play-L. 0GO0 08V. 06 00% — lft 
I.oew. Inc.... 8100 J7'4 16',i 16% — >.fc 
Orpheum .... 200 liT'fc *J7 '-"7 — \ 

Chicago sold SO Orpheum at 27'. •. 

Tuesday— » 

Fam. Play-L. 3100 07% 65'i Mft + «4 

Do. pf JOO 84 84 81 — % 

Loew.*Inc MO 10«i 16% 10%.. 

Chicago flold 80 Orpheum at 27'«. 

Fi.m. Wey-L. 1800 C7'i 00% 07% + % 

Loew, lnc 8.VW 10';. 16 10'* .. 

Orpheum SOU 27% -•«>» 27% | % 


Tuesday— Sales. High. Low. Last. Chg. 
Goldwya 100 8% Hi 5% .. 

Chicago. Ill ch 2. 

Attorney Benjamin II. Ehrllch, 
acting in two simultaneous >ut dis- 
sociated instances in which he) 
charges infringement of vaudeville 
% f i route r!a& i>$*'§£atwf> p»oJ-iSc»e?j,' iia_» »- la- 
served notice on Robertson -Cole ant 
First National that they are violat- 
ing copyrights and will be held for 
' damages. 

The Robertson -Cole case is 
"Seven Years Bad Luck." with Max 
Kinder, in which Khrlich alleges the 
Schwartz Brothers' act, "In a I.oc 
ing Glass," has beet, taken, and calls 
it in his letter to the producers "a 
rank, flagrant and open steal." Lin- 
dor worked some years ago in one 
of the Schwartz Brothers' companies 
in Berlin. He states that Under was 
prewarned by the owners against 
the "copy." 

The one against First National al- 
leges that "Thy Neighbor's Wire" «s 
an infringement on an act of the 
same titlo owned by Clarence Ben- 
n. f . being played by Martin. Russell 
and company. 

Khrlich says that film companies 
are "robbing vaudeville artisU of 
their material in plain, open manner 
of outright and shameless theft, de- 
pending on their wealth, their intri- 
cate corporations and technical sub- 
terfuges to save them from the Just 
legal protests of the owners of the 
protected material." 

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Hotel Walton Offers $2,500 for Her 
to Head Csbsret. 


Eva Tanguay has received an of- 
fer from the Hotel Walton, Phila- 
delphia, for the cabaret there. The 
salary at $2,500 weekly is said to 
be the largest offered for a single 
feature by a cafe. The proposed 
engagement is for four weeks. No 
Sundays are required. Miss Tan- 
guay has been offered Sunday con- 
certs in New York if she .accepts the 
Walton engagement at $f>00 for each 


Ned Wayburn's Fashions Review, 
Inc., is being incorporated with a 
capital stock of $10,000, to produce 
fashion reviews in high-class mo- 
tion picture houses. The incorpora- 
tors are Ned Wayburn, Harry 
Levey and Frederick E. Goldsmith. 

Wayburn is to stage these re- 
views, which will carry about 12 
people and novel lighting effects, 
the idea being to show the latest 
gowns at close range. The reviews 
are to be personally staged' by 

Federal Returns Must Be In 
By March 15. 

Federal income tax returns must 
be filed by March 15, there being 
a penalty for all delinquents unless 
a legitimate reason is given to the 
collector. Cadwalder Woodville, a 
revenue agent especially assigned to 
the theatrical district, is on duty 
daily at Variety's office to aid pro- 
fessionals in making out returns. 

The New York State income tax 
forms do not have to be filed until 
April 15, the comptroller permitting 
an extension of time because of the 
pressure on taxpayers making the 
federal returns. 


Frank Fay did not open at Fox's 
City Theatre Monday as scheduled 
and left the house without a strong 
head liner for the week. Fay has 
been making a tour of the Fox 
theatres playing week stands at 
each house, returning to the Cort 
for his Sunday night concert:*. 


San Francisco, March 2. 
Annette Kellerman, now headlin- 
ing on the Orpheum Circuit, will 
take her own show to Australia 
May 2. Yokes and Don and Stuart 
Barnes are among those who will 
tour with Miss Kellerman. 

Mountford Appesi Unheeded 
New Orleans, March 2. 

Harry Mountford is flooding the 
south with appeals and application 
blanks by the hundreds beseeching 
artists to join his federation and 
importuning them with the fact J he 
organization Is badly in need of 

The appeal states that if they 
send the $11 requested and want it 
back at a later date, the American 
Artists' Federation will refund the 
money. The response from this 
section has been meagre, according 
to players who have been in- 

Gaylord-Herron Act Off. 
Bonnie (Jaylord and Bertie Herron 
came to a parting of the ways Marc!i 
28. Miss Gaylord has a new act In 


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George Foster, the London agent, 
has been appointed the sole Fug- 
lish booking representative for the 
Marcus Loew Circuit. 




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of the Modern Yiddish Theatre CoV 
Inc., under which title the company 
incorporated, operating the Irving 
Place Theatre. Schwartz's interest 
represented the remaining 33 per 

An involuntary petition in bank- 
ruptcy proceded the settlement of 
last Tuesday, in which the liabili- 
ties were set forth as $8,000, and 
tho assets none. The settlement 
calls for Mrs. Wilner's retaining the 
lease on the Irving Place, while she 
will assume all debts assumed by 
the company. 

The report that this corporation 
had operated an independent Yid- 
didh theatrical company In Phila- 
delphia, headed by Jeannie Valerie, 
an cx-star of the (Jcrmar. stock 
company, and had lost $31,000, was 

The Jewish Art in reported in ar- 
roars owing back pay to its mem- 
bers fer from two to three weeks. 

The Hebrew Actors' Union claims 
that it sought to lessen the expense 
of the Jewish Art early In the year 
by taking throe men from its roster, 
i (luring the salary list from over 
$1.6u0 weekly to about $1,200*. One 
of the artists who had received 
$: ; .".0 nreek'y voluntarily stepped out, 
while the Other two receive their 
sylary on a percentage taken off 
iiom the other actors who are em- 
ployed. The sum it equal to what 
they would receive under their orig- 
in it agreement with the Jewish Art. 

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Friday. March 4, 1881 



Justice Ford Refuses to Force 
Permit for Sign. 

New Orleans, Manh 2. 

Martin Beck, who arrived here 
from Palm Beach Monday en route 
north with Mort Singer, declared 
present Orpheum bills are lacking in 
comedy and variety, a defect he 
Intends to remedy at once. He says 
he will give Instructions imme- 
diately to the Orpheum booking de- 
partment to secure more humorous 
lurjis and as many novelties as pos- 
sible, averring that price was a sec- 
ondary consideration. 

When questioned as to the possi- 
bility of the Shuberts placing 
vaudeville in the old Orpheum 
Theatre, which they have leased 
here, he said: 

"Whether they do or not will give 
us little concern, and their possible 
entry Into this city will not alter our 
present policy at all." 

There is quite a tangle about the 
lease of the old Orpheum. The 
Shuberts have taken over the house 
for a term of years, beginning in 
September. They instructed the 
owner to have the lease drawn up, 
after making a bonding deposit. The 
landlord sent them a document, con- 
sidered very much In his favor, 
which the Shuberts refused to sign. 
They had their attorney here fix up 
another lease, which the owner re- 
fused to sign, and he is going to 
New York this week to try and ad- 
just the matter satisfactorily. They 
have tied up the old Orpheum for a 
term of years with a small deposit 
of 1500. 

Mr. Beck objected to a drop used 
by the Mijaris, closing the current 
Orpheum bill, and advised them to 
cover certain parts of it or to 
eliminate it altogether. 

The Beck party are remaining 
here until the latter part of the 
week, when they will leave for New 
York, traveling via St. Louis and 


Former Members of Comedy Four 
Ask Accounting. 

Head of Circuit to Instruct Bookers to Increase Justice Ford la the New York 

. .,.,, ^ +. - CL , ,~_ . Supreme Court declined this week 

xiumor * in * CiMS' — 4J0O6SV ? r<x\r 3nwbe:4 Uppo$i» Uc . .j*»u9. ,a *wv#'twi# Uv compej 

_• • xj r\ 1 lho Superintendant of Buildings to 

ClOn New Ul'leanS. issue a permit to the O. J. Gude Co, 

allowing the advertising concern to 
erect Bignboard at Broadway and 
Mosholu avenue, the Bronx. 

The ground under controversy is 
owned by the eity and ihs Gude 
people contended that it was under 
the Jurisdiction of the Park Com- 
missioner, who had already issued 
a permit. The whole controversy, 
according to the eourt, arose out of 
the rivalry of competing billboard 
concerns, both of whom wanted the 

Justice Ford did not refuse a court 
order, but merely granted a stay In 
the proceedings so that the Gude 
people could try to establish their 
right to build the sign through the 
proper municipal authorities before 
the issue was settled. 

Harry Goodwin a;.d Irving Kauf- 
man, formerly of the Avon Comedy 
Four, have started action in the 
Supreme Court against Joe Smith 
and Charles Dale, the complainants 
claiming a partnership wi*h the 
defendants in the ownership of 
"The Hungaiian Rhai.sody," which 
wa the act played by the Avo::s 
and which is now ir. vaudeville with 
Burns and Kissen. Goodwin and 
Kaufman allege a secret agreement 
for royalties on the turn and ask an 
accounting and share of such 

The action iB a suit in equity. 
Cnce before Goo lwin and Kaufman 
sought the courts in the same mat- 
ter, bringing an action in the Munic- 
ipal Court, but discontinuing it 
when it was determined that eourt 
had no jurisdiction. The complain- 
ants were in the quartet until Smith 
and Dale joined a Winter Garden 
show, with which they are now on 
tour. They are represented by 
Charles Frankel. Kendler & Gold- 
stein are acting fo» the defendants. 


Joe Hart has accepted for pro- 
duction a one act playlet entitled 
"Boz," the central character of 
which is Chas. Dickens. The scene 
is laid in New York in 1842, during 
the novelists' visit to this country. 

Schuyler Ladd will play Dickens. 
The cast embraces five characters in 
all. Ben Barnett, a booking scout 
for the Keith office wrote the play- 
let, which is now being readied by 
Joe Hart for vaudeville. 


Cincinnati, March 2. 

The U. S. Circuit Court of Appeals 
here has awarded $5,000 damages to 
T. H. (ierig, proprietor of the "Old 
Kentucky Minstrels," who sued 
residents of . Dversburg, Tenr... al- 
leging that they drove him and his 
troupe out of town in June, 1918. 
Gerig charged that tne citizens 
complained that the show drew men 
away from their work who were 
needed in the field, and for that rea- 
son a posse was organized and the 
minstrels were chased. The higher 
court upheld the decision of the 
District Court. 

The Appellate Court also settled 
a controversy between Thomas 
Wells, owner of the Orpheum 
vaudeville theatre at Nashville, and 
the Princess Amusement Company 
over contracts relating to bookings 
In that city. The court directed 
that Wells be ai lowed damages of 
$17,000 with interest while the 
Princess company be awarded $4,400 
In compensation. 


Coney Island Property Goe« to 


San Francisco, March 2. 

The will of Fred B. Henderson, 
millionaire owner of theatrical 
properties, who died Feb, 9, was 
filed for probate in the Superior 
Court last week by his widow, Mrs. 
Kdith b; Henderson; a son, Fred 
A . and the Union Trust Co. 

Henderson's properties number 
many in Coney Island and in this 
State. All of the New York prop- 
erty is bequeathed to the son, Fred 
A., while the remainder of the prop- 
er y is left to the widow, whom 
the deceased stated would 
for the two young sons. 



Carlyle Blaekwell, picture star in 
a total of 36S photoplays, will be 
seen in one of the Keith New York 
theatres March 14 in a new vehicle, 
designated an "allegorical Morality 
playlet." It is called "The Moral 
Pirates." •* 

The piece is by J. Altumis and 
Fred Spears and the star will be 
supported by Miss Marline Martin. 
who played with Blaekwell in his 
last piece. "His Lady Friends," Fred 
Spears and Ed Racey. The vaude- 
ville tout i» diiecied by TfTaries 
Allen of the M. S. Bentham olllce. 


The Hath Brothers appeared as n 
feature of the Century Promenade 
show beginning Monday. 

This engagement follows a deci- 
sion of the United States Court of 
Appeals affirming the decree of the 
District Court granting the Shuhert 
Theatrical Company a permanent 
injunction restraining the Hath 
Bros, from performing for any 
managers other than the Shuberts 
■litil the expiration of the contract. 

As an aftermath of the Shubert- 
Hath Brothers litigation, resulting 
in a verdict In favor of the Shuberts', 
tho Raths have settled their dif- 
ferences with Davidow & I>Malre 
for commissions claimed to be due 
on f!ie contract. 





Fees Would Run Up to $3,200 a Year Based on 
Prices, of Admission— Protest Against Paying 
Premium Over New York Scale for ' r No. 2** Show 


3 Cor n«r Opposition on in Town of 

The bronze doors of the new Pan- 
t age's Theatre opened at 12:30 Mon- 
day. It is the last word in theatre 
construction. Though not as large 
as some theatres recently built, it 
is luxurious and represents the ulti- 
mate In theatre design. 

B. Marcus Priteca of Seattle, 
Wash., was the architect. The olor 
scheme is gray, and the construction 
is that of reinforced concrete. The 
seating capacity, a little over 2,000, 
includes a gallery for negro patrons. 

J. J. Cluzton, personal representa- 
tive for Alexander Pantages com- 
pleted details for the opening and 
Loyd Dearth has been appointed 
assistant manager. 

The regular Pantages policy will 
prevail, the opening bill in running 
order being Kenny, Mason and 
Scholl, Lillian Ruby, Sllber and 
North, Jarvis' Whirl of Mirth, Juliet 
Dika, Clemenso, Bellings Co., and 
the feature picture, "Black Beauty." 
The admission scale will be 40 cent 
top for matinee, with 50 cents for 
box and loges, and 50 cent top for 
night shows, with 75 cents for boxes 
and loges. 

With the opening of Pantages. 
Memphis has three vaudeville thea- 
tres, namely, Orpheum, Loew's State 
and Pantages. Of the 156,000 popu- 
laion here, approximately 70,000 are 
negroes and it remains to be seen 
whether or not all of these theatres 
will thrive. 


Nos* Broken In Railroad Accident 
»t Porter, Ind. 

Frances Kennedy (vaudeville) suf- 
fered a fractured nose in the train 
wreck of the New York Central and 
Michigan Central at Porter. Ind.. 
last Sunday. First reports coming 
into New York had it that the per- 
son injured war* Madge Kennedy. 
Later reports identified the injured 
person as Frances Kennedy. Miss 
Konnedy was en route from Blng- 
hamton to Milwaukee to fill an en- 
gagement at the Majestic in the 
latter city. 

It was at Porter, Ind., by way of 
an odd coincidence, that Miss Ken- 
nedy was severely burned last sum- 
mer, while vacationing at her 
summer home in that town. It was 
at Porter that the big train wreck 
of the Hagenback -Wallace Circus 
occurred and eighty persons killed 
four or five years ago. Forty-two 
were killed and a large number In- 
jured in the New York Central 
Michigan Central wreck last Sun- 


Cincinnati, March 2. 

Manager Ned Hastings announces 
that at the suggestion of EL F. Albee, 
every Monday night, beginning next 
week will be "amateur night" at 

Mr. Albee believes that the plan, 
which will be tried out all over the 
country will result in vaudeville 
being improved by the addition of 
promising entertainers who have 
heretofore never had a real chance 
to show what they could do. 


Sam Sidman is returning to 
vaudeville shortly after an absence 
of several years. He will offer a 
comedy sketch called "Phoney Wire- 
less." The act will have a cast of 

Jim McKowen of the Frank 
Evans office has charge of the book- 

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A box-party of the most prominent screen atari tendered an ovation to 
HELENE "Smiles" DAVIS at the American, N. V. last week, of such 
magnitude that It eclipsed Anything previous at this famous playhouse 
Numerous and beautiful floral pieces were passed across the footlights to 
Miss Davis, who had each of the film players appear with her in turn 
upon the stage. The audience was delighted and responded with rounds 
and rounds of applause, it proved her popularity with the audience as 
well as her fellow artists. 



Two acts engaged by the Rlngllng 

Brother! for this year's circus will 
sail from England this week. They 
are the Henry Martini Troupe, "ris- 
ley" and gymnastic ring workers, 
and tho Malic Brothers, a perch act. 
It will be their first appearance here. 
The turns were booked through the 
vVirth, Blumenfelt & Co. office. 

Chicago, March S. 

Chicago, the theatrical sucker of 
the world, has officially balked at 
last. The city council this week 
reommended advances in theatrical 
licenses ranging as high as $3,200 
annually and fixing the scale not 
only on seating capacity, as be- 
fore, but on the box office pricee 
charged. This makes the houses 
that profiteer in admission rates pay 
for it in a small measure, at least. 

One alderman quoted findings that 
Chicago is the most abused place in 
the world in the matter of charges 
for theatre tickets, showing numer- 
ous instances where prices for the 
same show (usually trimmed down 
at that) are higher here than in New 
York, whereas here they can play 
seven nights to only six in the Ea«t. 
Among the instances held forth 
were ' 

Kd Wynn's Carnival. New York 
$2.50. Chicago $4.40; "Irene," New 
York $3, Chicago (second company) 
$3.85; "The Bat," New York $3. 
Chicago (second company), $4.40;' 
Ziegfeld Follies, New York $4.40, 
Chicago (without Fannie Brice, 
Bernard Granville and several other 
principals, not to mention a goodly 
part of the famous chorus) $4.96; 
Fanchon-Marco Revue, on the road 
12.20, Chicago $2.75. 

Topping all this was a public ex- 
pose of the Couthoui Agency 
(scalpers) system, whereby extra 
tickets are printed for all desirable 
seats, which are handed to the 
agency in blocks, priced at 50 cents 
above box office rates, which pre- 
mium is divided between the agency 
and the theatres, thus giving the 
local public only the poorer seats 
even at the swollen prices and giv- 
ing the houses and shows a graft 
for the better rows. 

An ordinance is also proposed 
making it a misdemeanor to charge 
more on Saturdays, Sundays and 
holidays than on other day's. 


Pat Said to Have Taken "Lovs 
Birds" by Paying Salaries. 

A report was circulated around 
the early part of the week that Pat 
Kooney had taken over the show 
starring him, "Love Birds," from 
Wilner & Romberg. 

It was understood that after play* 
ing Sprlngiield and Worcester, last 
week, no salaries were paid, hence 
Uooney came through with the 
necessary amount, and incidentally 
took the whole piece over. 


Kugene Strong jumped from New 
York to Seattle to rejoin "Scarlet." 
the Jack Lait act In which Valeska 
Suratt is starring, assuming again 
the male lead, which he created last 

Acrobats Robbed 
The Parker Bros., hand balancers, 
were robbed of $813 in cash .and a 
diamond ring valued at $100 last 
Wednesday while playing the Tem- 
ple, Camden. 

According to the men the cash 
and ring were locked in a wardrobe 
trunk, the keys of which were left 
in a bath robo pocket. Tho robe 
was bung. in. the dressing room, thjs 
door of which they say was with- 
out a lock. 







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Direction, MORRIS & FBIL 

Friday, March 4, 1921 



Pacific Coast League Men Say Proposed Puritan 

Enactment Would Cross Town Off League — 

" Measure Attacked* hi Press. 

Salt Lake City. March 2. 

The "Blue Sunday" law has 
struck Utah. Representative Parker 
of Cache County has proposed a 
measure to the House that will 
effectively ruin the theatrical busi- 
ness in Utah if passed. 

The hill is aimed as a death 
blow to all forms of Sunday amuse- 
ment. Under its provisions Sunday 
baseballi and all other exhibitions 
and amusements are prohibited. 

The bill prohibits the showing of 
all motion pictures in which cigar- 
ettes are used. The "Blue Sunday" 
feature of the measure is the most 
sweeping and drastic ever proposed 
in this State. 

It shall be unlawful under the 
provisions of the proposed act, for 
any child, under the age of 16, to 
attend any motion picture show, or 
any vaudeville or theatrical per- 
formance after the hour of 6 o'clock 
in the evening, unless accompanied 
by its parents, guardian or other 
adult person, designated by the 
parent or guardian. 

Theatre men when informed of 
the terms of the proposed bill said 
the measure would practically close 
all motion picture and vaudeville 
theatres in Utah. 

Officials of the Salt Lake Club of 
th* '/a-nllc Coast baseball leapue 
sal* tint big league baseball would 
no# *« piayed here If the bill should 
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Up-State Husband Charges Castle* 

man Alienated 


Syracuse, N. Y., March 2. 

Twenty-five thousand dollars is 
the valuation placed upon his wife's 
love in the Supreme Court aliena- 
tion of affections action brought by 
Marvin Cramer, of this city, against 
Earl Castleman, Rochester vaude- 
ville entertainer. The Syracusan's 
suit is scheduled for trial at the 
trial term which convenes here to- 

Cramer's plea for a divorce is 
now before Supreme Court Justice 
Leonard C. Crouch, who reserved 
decision when the ease was tried 
before him in this city. The Syra- 
cuse husband named the Rochester 
vaudeville man as corespondent, 
and evidence was introduced to 
show that Mrs. Cramer had been 
living at No. 40 Park avenue. 
Rochester, as Mrs. Earl Castleman. 

The couple separated by mutual 
agreement. Then the husband was 
ordered to Oklahoma by his em- 
ployers. Cramer h*f sworn that 
he did not secure a divorce in 


Scoraa at Opening of New Clave- 
• land Cabaret. 

Cleveland, March 2. 

The opening of Cleveland's newest 
cabaret, the Carlton Terrace, Mon- 
day night, waa a clasay affair, and 
the entire program reflected credit 
on all concerned in the n*w regime. 

Fay Marbe waa the bright nr.d 

flhj.n.!;i& stay of* the evening .Her. ftfa 

ferings are clever and her powers of 

entertainment conspicuous. Her first 

number, "Kiss," went over with 

some snap and demands for more 

were loud and long. Her succeed - 

in~ item, a French dialect number, 

was also well received, and when 
she rendered "I Want My Daddy" 
she had her audience at her feet. 

Ralph Williams and his orchestra, 
a California aggregation, helped in 
a large measure to the success < f 
the opening. Taken by and large, 
Carlton Terrace is a decided acqui- 
sition to Clevelansd'aumsemne nu 
sition to Cleveland's amusement list. 


This is Miss Marbe's initial ap- 
pearance as a cabaret entertainer. 
She was booked in New York at 
$750 a week and fares for herself, 
mother and maid. Her contract calls 
for her to do but two songs. 


Effort To Admit Crounse 
Show Fails 

l/i * front page editorial on the Oklahoma. 

propo.ieo isw the Salt Lake Tele- 
gram says lp part: 

•*.... Mr. Parker starts 
with a proposal to prohibit the 
showing of any film in which a 
cigarette appears, even in a minor 
role. He concludes by locking the 
State up tight on Sunday, prohibit- 
ing picture shows as well as exhi- 
bitions and entertainments of all 
kinds. We do not understand why 
he does not order the keys thrown 
away lest these institutions operate 
the other six days of the week. 

. . . No one can explain the 
motives prompting these asinine 
adventures in legislation. ... If 
the Utah Legislature had deliber- 
ately set out to destroy the business 
atructure of the State it could have 
done but little more. . . . With 
the same bold design Representa- 
tive Parker would wreck the in- 
vestments of millions which have 
been placed in the theatrical indus- 
try. And to what end? The people 
who attend these shows on Sunday 
are good people. They will not be 
made better but worse by the back 
door requirements of the Cache 
County solon. Mr. Parker should 
go one step farther and make It 
mandatory upon the public to do 
the things which meet his own 
moral code. . . .'* 

Neither Mrs. Cramer-Castleman 
nor Castleman appeared to contest 
the divorce suit here, and Castle- 
man, it is said, never filed an an- 
swer to the heart talm suit now to 
be moved for trial. 

Deputy Sheriff Andrew Berg, of 
Monroe County, served the sum- 
mons and complaint in the divorce 
action on Mrs. Cramer, and he gave 
his version at the suit's trial. 

"I want to forget all about this 
Cramer marriage," she said, accord- 
ing to the Monroe County deputy. 
"I don't want to hear anything 
more about this or about Cramer. 
I am married to Mr. Castleman. I 
received a letter from an Oklahoma 
City, Okla., lawyer telling me that 
I was free, and that I could get 
married again, and I did." 

Binghamton, March 2. 

Charges made by Humane Officer 
Samuel J. Koerbel that there has 
never been a carnival organization 
to visit Binghamton that has not 
left a trail of crime, blocked action 
by the Binghamton Common Coun- 
cil on an ordinance introduced to 
permit the A. G. Crounse shows to 
exhibit here. 

The site chosen for the carnival 
.is located close to the corporate 
limits of Johnson City, and the legal 
counsel of that municipality entered 
energetic protests against the pas- 
rage of the ordinance. Bingham- 
ton religious societies and others 
also added their protests against 
the measure. 

Crounse was represented by local 
counsel at the Common Council ses- 
sion, and th^ attorney attacked the 
authority of the aldermen to bar the 
the carnival. He asserted that the 
council's sole prerogative was the 
fixing of the license fee. 

Clinton-Meyers Interests Ac- 
quire Duluth Properties. 

Duluth, Minn., March 2. 
Three new theatre companies, 
which will operate playhouses at the 

incporporation with the Secretary^ 
of State during the last week. These 
are the Proctor Theatre Co., the 
Diamond Theatre Co. and the Star 
Theatre Co. They Involve the oper- 
ation of a large number of picture 
theatres in Duluth and Superior. 

The incorporators for the Proctor 
Theatte Co. are: Peter Charrler. 
Ella Charrier, J. B. Clinton and 
Charles P. Meyers; for the Diamond 
Theatre Co., J. B. Clinton, S. J. 
Blackmore, E. A. Blackmore and 
Charles P. Meyers, and for the Star 
Theatre Co.. Emll A. Nelson, J. B. 
Clifton, William % M. Spehn and 
Charles P. Meyers. 

Mr. Clinton, of the Clinton-Meyers 
Co. stated that the new corpora- 
tions furnish a method by which 
his firm har, acquired an interest in 
downtown and suburban theatres al- 
ready built and being built, and 
added to the string of the Clinton- 
Meyers Co. four successful theatre 
operators forme; ly operating as in- 
dividual units. 

B'ackmore Brothers operate the 
Diamond Theatre in Duluth, the 
Capitol Theatre in Superior and the 
Tempest and Alhambra In West Du- 
luth. Mr. Nelson operates the Star 
Theatre in the West End, while 
Peter Charrier formerly operated 
the Savoy Theatre In Proctor, now 


Corned, enne Proposes to Do Piece 
Noxt Season. 

Tuscon. Ariz., March 2. 

Emma Carus will appear here the 
week of March 14 In "The Salt of 
the Earth," a comedy drama by 
Harold Bell Wrlgnt. for the benefit 
of the Tuscon Tubercular Charity 
Hospital. Every penny received at 
the box office is to so to the hospi- 
tal, private sources meeting what 
expenses there are. Miss Carua is 
said to have arranged to come here 
at her own expense. 

Miss Carus plans to present the 
play regularly next season with 
Broadway the objective. Her sup- 
port here will be local amateurs. 

Mr. Wright is particularly inter- 
ested in the novel presentation of 
his play and h* is directing it. 
Robert H. Poole is acting as busi- 
ness mannger for the playwright. 


Murdock Will Handle Mt. 


Mt. Vernon. N. Y\, March .2. 

The annual benefit performance 
for the Mt. Vernon police depart- 
ment, will be staged simultaneously 
at the Westchester theatre and also 
Proctor's, here, early in April, it was 
decided at a conference last Satur- 

General Manager Murdock, of the 
Keith offices, will handle the show. 
There will be len acts. 


Brooks Theatrical Costumers. inc., 
have secured, through the executors 
of the estate of Henry J. Heinz, of 
Pittsburgh, the greater portion of 
his valuable costume library. The 
collection comprises several hun- 
dred volumes, with thousand? of il- 
lustrations of historical character 
and general theatrical attire, as 
Worn in every part of the world 
dating far back. 

Many of these volumes are orig- 
inal manuscripts and contain hand 
painted illustrations. 

Kills Dancer Wife. 

Chicago, March 2. > 

Jotcph Boggtollnl, a chef, mur- 
dered his wilV. Dorothy, 28, and 
killed him: elf. leaving a letter that 
*hs refused 'to li,,. a decent life" 
1 '"• woman had bcc.i a dancer in 

lunch revues. 


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The Casino Benefit Nets Club 


KATHRYN LYONS, in the Traveler, says JACK OSTERMAN wins Bxl.n 

of Mr- individual entertainers, .Ta«-?< Osterman Cakes honors. This clever juvenile with 
h : hundred per cent, personality and good looks ami an abundance of lalenl proved him 
sell a distinct fav- rite when he offered l ". minutes of nonaj, monologue and dancing. Th ■ 
audience would gladly have welcomed many minutes more of hi^ entertainment, 
—Direction, HARRY WEBER. 

The Fifty Club put over a concert 

Sunday night at the Casino, in aid 

of thoir house fund, that should ko 
down on the books as one of the 
best of the season. If not more than 
that. The show ran somewhat over 
three hours, with the curtain de- 
scending at 11:40, which allowed It 
distinct turns to come forth and 
offer their abbreviated bits minus 
ah^itVr^iasioVr it ' was enter tain -* 
ment all the way. 

Tommy Gray was awarded the 
announcing post and pulled the 
prize laughing "crack" of the even- 
ing in describing one volunteer as, 
"the late star of the U. S. Navy, and 
hurt in the battle of Washington. 
He fell off President Wilson's lap." 
Tommy also publicly thanked the 
shubcrts for the use of the theatre, 
which they donated gratis, and E. 
P. Albee for granting permission to 
the different acts to appear. There 
was no effort made at arranging a 
suitable running order, and to this 
extent it was reported there vera 
only three acts present, back stage, 
when the performance began at 
8:30. Those appearing simply went 
on as they arrived. Bob 0*l>onnell 
and Harold Atteridge attended to 
the staging, in addition to which 
"Our Bob" had nerve enough to 
show himself during one of the 

The seats for the "benefit" were 
sold by the club members at the 
normal "top" of $3.30. while the 
boxes were auctioned off at the club 
room previous to the night of the 
entertainment. In all, the organi- 
zation took In enough on the ven- 
ture to show a" clear profit of 
$3,196.90 after expenses had been 

Every one that "showed" totaled 
more than the average amount of 
acknowledgment, but the outstand- 
ing incidents, from the viewpoint of 
those In front, were the reception 
tendered to Marie Dressier, Mae 
West's "shimmy." the dancing of 
Maurice Diamond, the club's own 
comics In the persons of Harry 
Ruby, Bert Kalmer and Prank Fay, 
and Jimmy Hussey's right scene 
from his late show. 

Those who appeared were: Moran 
and Wiser. Keegan and O'Rourke, 
Charlie Kin*'. The Boylans, Frawley 
and Louise, "Rubberface" Galla- 
gher. Maurice Diamond, Robert 
Emmet Keane. Jack Straus, Johnny 
Blank. Marie Dressier, Mae West, 
GeorRie ^rlce, Jimmie Hussey, Cor- 
tez and Peg^y, Pay-Kalmer-Ruby 
and McKay. Donald Kerr, Jimmie 
Flynn and the songwriter contest, 
for the worst number, which Harry 
Ruby always wins. 


Charles Horowitz, song writer, 
who was severely bu r ned. several 
months ago, being confined in the 
Coney Island Hospital for three 
months, has recovered sufncier.tly to 
be around. 

Horowitz completed a new two- 
act comedy, "The Two Family 
House," durin j his period of con- 
valesence, which the Shubcrts have 
under cot sideration. The play is 
based on Horowitz's experiences in 
a two-family house in one of thr 
Brooklyn suburbs. 


The who Introduced W. J. 
Bryan at a political meeting in 
Georgia as "that sterling orator, 
William J. Brennings," had nothing 
on Eddie Mack. Last week. In his 
Variety ad., Eddie wanted to say a 
lot of nice things about Jack Inglia. 
And did— only he forgot to mention 
.lack's name. 

WHOSE $1,000? 

Cincinnati, March 2. 

fltn Dorfman, former checkman at 
Hi". C«>n.«y Inland ^clubhouse, is 
charged with being short $1,000 in a 
warrant sworn out by Arthur I,. 

Ricsenbergcr, general manager of 
Coney. The police are looking for 


Louise Ulanid. v. ho p!;ived th* 

High Prieetesa in 'Aphrodite" at 
the Century and nosed for the orig- 
inal poster, on the "Anuitania" 
March 22. She la said to have had 
a musical comedy offer from Char* 
lea r. Cochran. 

it. a. Roberta, tiu> English protean 
artist, mi):- i«>r Pouth Africa from 
Lon do Bepl 23 n< xt f<-r a long tour 
mniii >in> management of the Booth 
African Trust, Ltd Thin will be 
Roberts' i.u." ■! lisi to that c-un- 
t<. . 



-Viday, March 4, 1921 



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$pr~M ,ftabVcfc jCp upturn, Ww,Ou u?R Jn^cji v 

lie — Added Features and Old-time After-Pieces 
to Strengthen Bills. 



.nnyveaiey Proposes House Near 
Site of Lmwi in Rochester. 

The annual benefit tendered by 
the Vaudeville Managers' Protective 
Association to the National Vaude- 
ville Artists', Inc., has been officially 
set by the V. M. P. A. for Friday, 
April 8. The selection of this date 
iu in accordance with a resolution 
adopted by the V. M. P. A. at its last 
annual dinner, wherein it was agreed 
that the members of the V. M. P. A. 
would donate to the N. V. A. the 
gross proceeds of the matinee re- 
ceipts of each of their houses on 
the s*vond Friday in April of each 
year thereafter. Last year the mat- 
Ine benefits were held on Wednes- 
day. May 5. This was due to the 
V. M. P. A. dinner being held on 
April 17, after the annual benefit 
date as designated in the resolution. 
Beginning with the forthcoming 
benefit this yer.r and thereafter the 
benefit matinees are to be a fixed 
event on the second Friday in April. 
The money derived from the V. 
M. P. A. benefits is to go to the 
N. V. A. Insurance Fund. Dave 
Nowlin Robinson has been dele- 
gated to conduct a special publicity 
campaign to the public this year to 
boost the benefits, his selection aris- 
ing from the work performed by 
him In the Interest of the event last 
year at Proctor's, Yonkers, of which 
Mr. Nowlin is assistant manager. 
He will retain his post at the thea- 
tre while conducting the special 
publicity campaign. 

Last year Proctor's. Yonkers, 
turned Li a larger amount of money 
for the matinee benefit than any 
other theatre in the United States 
or Canada. Yonkers had a double 
bill and Couble admission prices. 
The same i^'an will be followed at 
Proctor's, Yonkers, this year, as re- 
gards the matinee benefits. 

It is planned to have added attrac- 
tions In a large number of the V. M. 
P. A houses this year for the bene- 
fit matinees, arrangements now be- 
ing made by members of the N. V. 
A. to put or. old-time after-pieces, 
such as "Ghost in the Pawnshop," 
"Over the Piver Charley." "Razor 
Jim," "Irish Justice," etc., the parts 
to be played by performers appear- 
ing on the bill, with headlines in 
several instances being cast for 
comedy roles such as they have not 
been identified with for years. Some 
have never played these oli stand- 
ard comedy parts, and their playing 
of them will add great interest for 

the public. Many bills will be like- 
wise strengthened by the addition of 
voluntary performers appearing for 
the single matinee, with numerous 
"names" listed among the latter. 
There will be in the nature of spe- 
cial added attractions. 

The members of the N. V. A. are 
to co-operate with the V. M. P. A. 
also in publicising the benefit in 
every way possible. The V. M. P. 
A. embraces a membership of some 
800 theatres, also including the 
Rlngling Bros. Circus and the bur- 
lesque circuits. No deductions will 
be made as in the case of last year's 
benefits by the houses giving the 
benefits of the artists' salaries or 
house expenses, the N. V. A. receiv- 
ing the gross receipts. 

The regular annual N. V. A. bene- 
fit performance will follow shortly 
after at the Hippodrome. This is 
a separate benefit given by the N. 
V. A. itself 

Preparations' announcing the date 
of the event -have been sent out to 
every member of the V. M. P. A. 
These have been posted in the lob- 
bies and back stage. The proclama- 
tions are engraved from hand script 
and are away from the usual show 
announcement in form. 

Bids 1 5 Weeks for Big Timers 
at Regular Salary. 

The Fox people are making 
strong efforts' to "boiaiTr' Ym> ir sho & d. 
Many acts that have been going 
through the salary "adjustment" 
period with the Keith Exchange 
have been offered 15 weeks by Fox 
at the salary asked of Keith. 

Competition is the answer, the 
Audubon on Washington Heights 
being caught between two fire3. 
with the Coliseum north making in- 
roads into the Audubon cllentelle, 
;.nd the Hamilton south doing like- 
v/.se with "b'g time" Keith vaude- 

Another battle is on in 14th 
street, where Fox's City comes into 
opposition a with Keith's Jefferson 
with a Lig'time policy. The Jeffer- 
son started the season without 
making many inroads into the Fox 
patronage, but since reducing the 
scale to conform with the Fox ad- 
missions, the Keith house has been 
steadily forging ahead. 

Fox has been playing "name" acts 
mostly holding Shubert contracts 
and as finding hard sledding to con- 
tinue the policy through the diffi- 
culty of securing acts of the calibre 
of Eddie Cantor, Georgie Price and 
other Shubert stars. 



Rochester, N. Y., March 2. 
Albert A. Fennyvessey, general 
manager of the C,, B. Keith Family 
Theatre Company and head of a 
concern which operates three>down- 
town and one neighborhood house, 
.has. .bad plans made for a new 
theatre in Clinton avenue south pe- 
tween the Victoria and the Temple 
and almost opposite the Lyceum. 
Mr. Fennyves ey does not own the 
1 nd, but it is understood that he 
has acquired options on it. The 
plans are ready to submit to the 
city building department. The site 
is several hundred feet nearer Main 
street than the site of the proposed 
new Loew house. 




Lessees Decline to Pay Higher 
Rental— To Build. 

Exchange Objects to Raising 
t Political Issue. 

Albermarie Two Blocks From Moss 

The Albermarie the first of two 
new theatres being built in Brooklyn 
by William Fox and designed for 
vaudeville, will be opened next 
Thursday (March 17). 

The house is one of the biggest 
in the borough, seating 3,200. The 
house i^ in Flat bush, two blocks 
from the Flat bush theatre, a Moss 
house operating with Keith shows. 
Building violations held up the open- 
ing of the Albermarie for some time. 
Fox's second new house, the Borough 
Hall is scheduled to open in April. 


Dr. Roller's gymnasium atop the 
Brokaw building is getting a strong 
play from theatrical men. 

B. S. Moss, E. F. Albee, Martin 
Bock and other notables are daily 
visitors to the health building re- 

The parody on "Oh What a Gal 
Was Mary," sung by Ryan and 
Bronson at the Colonial last week, 
which took a fall out of Governor 
Miller for his reported favoring of 
higher street car fares in New York, 
was ordered out after Thursday. 
The order goes for the whole Keith 
circuit. It is understood the Keith 
people also objected to tho parody 
on the ground of bringing a polit- 
ical issue into their theatres. Gov- 
ernor Miller being a Republican, 
and the singing of a song "knock** 
ing" the executive, even in a com- 
edy way, tending to create partisan 
feelings in the audience. 

The parody, according to Va- 
riety's review of the Colonial show 
last week, was a "panic." The no- 
tice of the Colonial show also said 
that "if Jack Ryan ever sings that 
parody in Brooklyn, those B. R. T. 
strap hangers will want to elect 
him the next Mayor." 

Dayton, March 2. 

The Shuberts have purchased the 
lease of Keith's, Dayton, now play- 
ing big time vaudeville and will in- 
stall a stock confpany of Shubert 
Players to show Shubert Broadway 
success beginning May 1. 

Shubert vaudeville will be in- 
stalled in the present Keith house 
beginning Sept. 1, according to a 
telegram received here Friday from 
Charles J. Gross, the new owner, 
who is now in New York closing the 

The house was purchased by 
Gross in November and has been 
playing the Keith two a day # bills. 
It has a seating capacity of 1900 and 
is located at Fifth and Ludlow 

The Keith lease expires in April 
and it was said a renewal was not 
sought at the advanced rental de- 
manded, as the Keith interests con- 
template the erection of a new 
house, a site now being negotiated 
for Just south of the Victory, a 
stock house, on North Main street. 

The installation of stock at the 
Keith house will give Dayton two 
stock companies this summer, tho 
TJrownwell- Stork piftyers having 
-been booked for another season at 
the Victory. 

Players Say Agent Ignored 
V. M. P. A. Ruling 

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The complaint of Sterling and 
'OrSlmtoi* v ag£ktk& * Uhv ■> 'PUumMt** 
agency, filed with the License Com- 
missioner of New York a couple of 
weeks ago, Was scheduled for a 

hearing at the License Bureau yes* 
terday (Thursday, March 8). Ster- 
ling and Grsiman's complaint fol- 
lowed a decision against Pllmmer 
in the matter, rendered by the* 
Vaudeville Managers' Protective 
Association recently. Plimmer. ac- 
cording to Sterling and Grsiman, 
refused to abide by the V. M. P. 
A.'s decision and they decided to 
bring the matter to the attention of 
the License Bureau. 

The complaint arose from three 
claims made Against the Plimmer 
agency by Sterling and Grsiman, on 
an act operated by the latter called < 
"The Rain Bow Cocktail." Accord- 
ing to the V. M. P. A. complaint the 
act was booked into a house at 
Amsterdam by Plimmer, where 825 
was deducted from its salary, into 
another at Oneida, where 850 was 
deducted, and still another. Rome, 
whlgh was closed when the turn 
arrived in the town. Sterling and 
Grsiman's claim for salary lost for 
the* unplaycd Rome date was 
8337.50. the total amount Sterling 
and Grsiman are asking Plimmer to 
pay being 8412.50. . 


Glenns Falls Empire Drops Name 
in Vaudeville Ads. 


Father Hsi War Honor for Miljan, 
Former House Manager. 


Los Angeles. March 2. 

Harold D. Neids will act here as 
representative for Horwitz & Kraus 
the New 'York agents. It is planned 
'to establish an office here for them 
later. Neids is well acauainted with 
the coast, having been connected 
with the Goldwyn forces. 

The agents expect to open an 
office in San Francisco during the 
spring. It will be their head- 
quarters for the coast. 

San Francisco, Mar, 2. 

The father of John N. Miljan, for- 
merly house manager of the Plaza 
at Superior, Wis., has requested 
members of the profession to help 
him find his son, from whom he has 
received no word since March', 1920. 

Young Miljan was one of the 
fighting marines and his father has 
just received from Washington a 
certificate of honorable conduct and 
a medal for bravery earned by the 
son. The senior Miljan says his son 
was manager of the Plaza up to 
February last year, but left and 
went to Ohio, where he heard from 
him In March. He has asked that 
information about the younger man 
be sent to Frank Miljan, 165 Third 
sftcet, this city. 

Glens Falls, N. Y.. March 2. 

All reference to "Shubert vaude- 
ville" has been dropped ir. the ad- 
vertising copy of the Empire In this 
city. The Fame procedure was fol- 
lowed at the Rialto in Amsterdam 
after the first few weeks The lat- 
ter house now heads its ads, "We 
lead, others trail." 

The Strand in the same city 
lately announced that through a 
special arrangement their bills are 
being booked under the personal 
supervision of E. F. Albee. 



P. Alonzo, general booking man* 
ager of the Poll Circuit, will sail 
for Italy about the middle of June* 
remaining there until the latter 
part of August. 

During his absence the books wil 
be handled by George Poll. 

Max Hart Handling Film Folk 

Max Hart has added a picture de- 
partment to his agency. Harry R, 
Sanger and WiUiam Storttter will 
have charge of the film aspirants* 



"The Black-Eyed Sutan of Vaudeville" 

Offering a single of entertainment, displaying her versatility In the 
rendition of character songs and stories iu dlulect and concluding with 
some of the famous Sully dancing. 
American the first half of this week (Feb. 28), und Boulevard, N. Y., now. March 5. 



Thenew Strand Theatre, Holyoke, 
Mass., opened Monday (Feb! 28,') 
with the following show as the in- 
itial bill: Reddington and Grant, 
Mason and Shaw, Seven Honey 
Boys, Rathburne Four and Raymo 
and Rogers. 

The new house will be booked by 
Harry Carlln and Bob Hutchinson 
of the family department of the 
Keith Exchange, playing five acts on 
a weekly split. It seats 1,300, and 
has no balcony, all of the seats be- 
ing on the orchestra floor. 


Chicago, March 2. 
The Pantages Circuit will hers* 
after start shows on Saturday, 
opening at tho Empress Theatre, 
Des Moines, and closing there on 
Friday to make possible a Sunday 
opening in Minneapolis. This got ; 
Into effect with the first road show, 




Seventh season. Leading numbers and feature 1 
Song Revue. B. F. KEITH'S PALACE, New Yu •!;, Nc 

with Gu.i Edwards' 
a Week (March 7). 


Friday, March 4, 1921 





'resent Plan of Each Publisher Dealing Individu- 
ally whh Player Roll Concerns Slated to Be Dis- 

carded — Publishers' Cutting of Rates the Cause. 

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Organizer of Former Effort 
Sees Disruption of Actors 

Lob Angeles, Feb. 23. 
There in considerable feeling here 
over the question of the Equity 
'closed shop" vote. The general 


Cyrus D. Prell, 65, manager of 
"Spanish Love" at the Maxine El- 
liott theatre, died Monday night 
after a brief illness. Mr. Prell, a 
native of Jacksonville, Miss., had 
been in the show business for more 
than 30 years. He began as office 
boy for E. G. Gilmore and later be- 

ne hud hern editor of the Santa 
Monica 'Outlook." His wife and 
a daughter and - s o n surviv e . 

A plan calling for the designation 
the Music Publishers' Protective 
kssoclation as the sole agent for all 
the members of the organization 
the matter of "word roll* rights, 
well under way and will probably 
:ome effective following a meeting 
be held b> the M. P. P. A. this 
reek. The proposal calls for in- 
iting the M. P. P. A. as a unit 
rjth 'the sole right to make con- 
tracts with the player roll concerns 
-for the reproduction of the words of 
all songs to be hereafter published 
by the members of the M. P. P. A. 

At present find since the incep- 
tion of the word roll it has been the 
custom for most of the publishers 
to do business singly with the word 
roll people. About a year ago the 
Consolidated Mutic Corp. was 
formed, with Waterson, Berlin A 
Snyder, Feist, Witmark, Irving Ber- 
lin, HarmH and Shapiro represented. 
This corporation was appointed the 
sole agent for the Consolidated to 
do business with the p!aye.* con- 
cerns. Some legal difficulties de- 
veloped and following a government 
suit, the Consolidated was dis- 
solved several, months ago. 

It develops that the reason for 
lining up the members of the M. P. 
P. A. with a view to making the 
organisation their agent for the 
word roll rights, was because of sev- 
eral publishers having cut the cus- 
tomary royalty rate for word re- 
production recently. A royalty rate 
of two cents Jor the mechanical re- 
production of the musi^ of a song 
copyrighted by a player concern is 
fixed by a Federal law. Word rights 
are not covered by law, but it has 
been the trade custom for the pub- 
lishers to charge the • player con- 
cerns a royalty of four cents for the 
reproduction of the words of ten 
cent music, and ten cents for the 
reproduction of the words of thirty 
cent music. 

Reports of certain publishers hav- 
ing cut the established rate of Hen 
cents for thirty cent numbers, to 
two numbers for 18 cents* as 
regards won! reproduction were 
verified, and it was thought de- 
sirable for the protection of all to 
get together, to eliminate the royalty 
cutting thing. 

The plan of assigning the word 
rights to the M. P. P. A. was then 
discussed, and reported as thought 
the best thing fcf all concerned. The 
arrangement by which all of the 
publishers were brought . into the 
M. P. P. A. and tax free music prac- 
tically abolished was brought about 
through the members assigning 
performing rights ,to their publica- 
tions to an individual, who in turn 
effected an arrangement with the 
authors and composers, whereby 
the two organizations would operate 
under a wcrking arrangement. 


William B. Lindsay, eastern pas- 
senger agent for the Lehigh road, 
has again gone to Mt. Clemens. 
Physicians have advised an extend- 
ed stay. 

The Rooneys left the first -half 
bill at the Chateau, Chicago, when 
Miss Rooney was attacked with 
hemorrhages and ordered to a hos- 

Ray Myers, formerly of th-> Smith 
and Austin act, is recovering from 
an attack of bronchitis, 

George Buck, assistant i. anager 
of Keith's Harlem Opera House, 
was about again Monday after a ten 
day illness. He was threatened 
with pneumonia. 

Ray Hodgdon, Keith agent, Is 
walking with a cane as the result 
of a dislocated knee. 

Betty Braun, one of the featured 
dancers with William Seabury's 
company, left the act at the conclu- 
sion of the week at the Oakland 
(Cal.) Orpheum to go east for an 
operation. . Miss Braun was recently 
the victim of an accident while play- 
ing in Texas, and as a result will 
have to retire from the dancing 
stage. She was formerly with 
"Hitchy Koo" and the "Greenwich 
Vlllago Follies." 

James C. McCue of th? Walker 
Whiteside Co., is recovering f:\vo a 
serious operation performed at the 
Mercy Hospital, Toledo. His wife 
and mother are with him. 

Al. Darling, .manager of the Royal, 
has been confined to his room at the 
N. V. A. since Monday suffering 
from an attack of neuritis. 

Al. Gorman, manager of Dave 
Marion's "Snappy Snaps" (Colum- 
bia), is ill with pneumonia in Bos- 


August Bruggemann, 64, owner 
of the Empire theatre, Hoboken, 
died Feb. 24 in St. Mary's Hospital, 

came treasurer of Niblo's Gardens 
• . ► •>..♦.>. .'%,.* ,, v > », < i. * .*.».» . s ^4-Stibsp st;ior5V.y h/>£f jrvod aft tWfMt|?*wJ. 
idea is that the theatrical ^^ \ r \ he 5 X cad LT of Musnc. and 14th 1 
shop will not work out. for it has street theatre. He Jtined Wagen- 

hals and Kemper in 1905 as treas- 
urer of the Astor, but retired for a 
few. years and only recently returned 
to active work. 

failed on several occasions in the 
past when it was tried. The near- 
est thing to a "closed shop" that has 
been anything like successful in 
these parts is that existing among 
the cowboys and real range riders, 
who are working in pictures. 

They do not tolerate outsiders 
stepping in and riding, and usually 
when an outsider does take a chance* 
once Is sufficient, providing the 
boys don't "red light" him. 

Several years ago an attempt was 
made to organize the minor play- 
ers here, and a charter was secured 
from the A. F. of L. at the time, but 
in the words of one of the organ- 
izers, "the bunch would not stiek 
together." He makes a prediction 
that this will also be the case in the 
A. E A. if the closed shop is voted 
Into force and that it will eventually 
be the rock on which the actors' or- 
ganization will wreck itself. 

Hugh Brady, 40, lately in vaude- 
ville, but for many years appearing 
in support of leading stars, died 
this week in the Greenwich Hos- 

Rev. Thomas Dixon came to New 
York this week to have an X-Ray 
taken preparatory to undergoing an 


Ruth Rose, for lead in the Toledo 
Stock Company, which opened Mon- 
day in "Captain Kidd. Jr." 

For Edgar McGregor's n<?w mu- 
sical farce, "A Dangerous Maid,'* 
Amelia Bingham. Juliette Day, 
Juanita Fletcher. Ada Meade. 
Creighton Hale, Vinton Freedley, 
Frederic Burt and Arthur Shaw 
(Chamberlain Brown). 

Margaret Dale, for "Tyranny of 

Louise Foster, lead In "Happy 
New Year." 

Phyllis Povan, "Mr. Pirn Passes 

Gertrude Jevons, with the West- 
chester Players, Mount Vernon, 
N. Y. 

Claude King and Elizabeth His- 
don, for "The Night Cap." 





FEDRUARY lit*. 1921 


Through the Mercy of 
God, rest in peace. 


pital, Greenwich, Conn., as the re- 
sult of heart failure. Previously, he 
had withstood for three hours an 
ordeal on the operating table, going 
under the knife without an anaes- 
thetic. Mr. Brady, who had traveled 
virtually every part of the world, 
formerly supported E. H. Sothern 
and was a member of the George 
Primrose Minstrels and Jeff De An- 
gelis' musical comedy company. 

■■•:*..? *OUR DARLING^ 


Bert and Vera Morrissey 

DIJCO MARCH 3d. 1010 
He Hudded on Earth to Bloom in Hear en. 

,f*. V' 

Hoboken. He had been ill only a 
short time. He was a prominent 
real estate operator and pollution. 
having twice been nominated for 
mayor of his city. 

Anna Musin, 64, a native of De- 
troit- and the wife of Prof, Qvlda 

John D. Carey, former agent for 
the Barnum & Bailey. Forpaugh ic 
Sells Bros.. Buffalo Bill and 101 
Ranch shows, died Sunday at his 
home in Venice, Cal. Until recently 

Auto for Every 15 

Albany, March 2. 

There are 682,894 automobiles in 
Kew York State, an Increase of 
nineteen per cent, over last year, ac- 
cording to the official figures for 
the year, which closed January 31, 
as announced this week by "Jack" 
Lyons, the new Secretary of State. 
There are 624,257 passenger cars in 
the State, an increase of 77,664 for 
the twelve months, or seventeen per 

In New York City there are 215,- 
782 cars In the five boroughs, the 
registration shows. This is *ui in- 
crease of 37,341 over the registra- 
tion figures of a year ago. Passenger 
cars in the Metropolis total 14l>,922, 
an increase ot 23,172. 

The average in New Jfoi k State 
Is now a car to every fifteen persons. 


Advance Theatre Enterprise 
Corp.; T . i Drennan; $59.20. 

wm. Sherrill; Commodore -Bilt- 
more Co.. Inc.; $189.20. 

C. R. Macauley Photoplays, Inc ; 
F - S. Triest; $530.80. 

I^eonce Perret ; C. Gravay; $LM8.20. 

George Scarborough; H. Neagle et 
W.J $1,034.20. 

Monmouth Film Corp.; Btograph 
Co.; $3,69«.7!». 

Satisfied Judgment. 

Wilner & Romberg; M. OoM- 



$190.05. Granted 





* Specially engaged by the management of Carlton Terrace. Cleveland, Ohio, as their 
initial featured attraction commencing March 1. As popular in Cleveland as in New York. 

Musin, of the Belgian Conservatory 
of Music, died Monday at her New 
York home. She was a concert 
singer of note, having made two 
world lours. 

Dr. Frederic: J. V. Skiff, director 
of exhibits at the St. Louis Expo- 
sition and In charge of American 
exhibits at Paris, Tokio and other 
expositions, died of heart failure :.i 
Chicago Feb. 24. He had been head 
of the Field Museum of Natural 
History since 1894. 

Charles B. Holcomb, founder ot 
the Yale Glee Club, died in Tariff- 
viile, Conn.. Feb. 28. Re was 78 

years old and an organist and com* 
poser of note. He founded the Yale 
Glee Club in 1860. 

John Habbsrton, 70, author of 
"Helens Babies," died Feb. 26. at 
Glen Ridge, N. J. He was for many 
years on the New York "Herald." 

Frank J. Urquhart, historian, 
editor and part owner of the New* 
ark "Sunday Call," died . Feb. 25. 
He was 56 years old. 

The sister of Walter C. Kelly 
died of pneumonia at Philadelphia, 
Feb. 23. 

Harry Trout, brother of Anna and 
Edward Trout, musical director 
with Thurston's Co., died at his 


Mrs. Mary A. Mclntyre 

Who Dl«i February Mth. 192 1 



home in Altoona, Pa., Feb. 6, of 
typhoid pneumonia. 

The father of Leslie Jordan 
(Smith and Jordan) died Feb. 22 in 
San Diego of heart disease at the 
age of 64. He was at one time a 
member of the Irving Trio, acro- 

Esther Morris* mother of Annie 
Morris, Fannie Van Beasley and 
grandmother of Grace Tremon. and 



Who died February 14, 19*1. 
Age 74, in Rensselaer, Indiana. 

aunt of Sam Dick and Mike Ber- 
nard, died Feb. 25 at the home of a 
daughter in Brooklyn. 

Mrs. Lizzie Katx Mailtm, wife of 

Mallini (Max), the magician, died at 
Presbyterian Hospital. Chicago. She 
was 49 y^ars old. There are two 

Beatrice Dominguez, film actress, 
died Sunday in the Clara I Sart on 
Hospital. Loh Angeles, following an 
Operation for appendicitis. 


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Mrs. Mary A. Mclntyre, 67 years 
old. mother of Jack Mclntyre (Pecic 
and Melntyre) died Feb. 26. ;it h r 
home in llolvolve. Muks 

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Friday, March 4, 1921 

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Chicago. March 2. 
Sophie Tucker's far*»welt wovk ; 
no small local event, fellers. Sophie 
has been touring, circumnavigating, 
criss-crossing, transperambulating 
and back tracking Chicago since 
birth of the season. She has made 
vaudeville records and broken them 
again and again. Every added week 
brought something new from her. 
., , . Aj>d the final week brought every- 
thing hew—aha' Yhfc -Ife&tf *v; tttftteft* 
and punchiest act this tireless babe 
- has ever uncurtained in these 

Opening with a poker bit at a 
table, her band was discovered on. 
Miss Tucker entered to a Harding 
reception, sat down, cleaned the 
game in a sweep, and went into a 
crashing dramatic song-poem about 
cards, chance, fortune, love and 
luck that spellbound the vast audi- 
ence and took it along with genuine 
legitimate fervor. It was a smash. 
The star was dressed like a maiden 
rather than as of old, like an animal 
trainer. She looked 20. Her voice 
was low, clear, sweet and soothing. 
She wabbled ballads, she Jazzed 
**Toddle," she crooned "Orievmg Io& 
You" (a special farewell version), 
she revived by request "Learning" 
and "It's AH Over," and she left 
them gasping, panting, clapping, 
whistling, cheering, talking to her, 
thru wing her ksses, sending her 
flowers, wishing her godspeed, 
blessing her and adoring her. 

Again this column proclaims that 
Sophie Tucker is the master show- 
woman of the times, th% most com- 
pelling personality of her class, a 
conscientious and sincere servant of 
the box office patron, a glutton for 
doing her share and no hog for ap- 
plause; she took her honors de- 
cently, courteously and even mod- 
estly; not one false move did she 
venture amid applause and acclaim 
to draw one tap that was. pot spon- 
taneous, no. given with great good 
will. Sh*e said, with genuine tears, 
that she would miss Chicago. Chi- 
cago said with genuine enthusiasm 
that It will miss her. 

The Corinne Tilton Review was 
the bottom liner This is another 
, of those exquisitely produced Moore - 
Megley miniature Follies. For once, 
though, these seemingly infallible 
presenters did not stand up to their 
accustomed mark as directors. Miss 
Tilton is a youngster cf personality 
and ability. But there is either too 
much of her or too little of the rest; 
anyway, she seemed like one of 
those pestiferous children whom one 
can't really chide, but who keep 
bobbing up and getting in the way 
and breaking in on their elders' con- 
versation. Miss Tilton was all over 
the revue, at times much too long 
for the sake of herself or the ve- 
hicle. The whole effort had the 
smack of a single which wasn't 
enough and was padded up with 
others to support it and with a pro- 
duction framed around it. 

The settings are delicious. The 
lightings are the finest, boldest and 
truest Moore-Megley have con- 
trived. The Idea of the revue is 
Cute, Cliff Hess' lyrics are snappy, 
Milton Schwartzwald's tunes are 
fair, the girls are almost fair, the 
props are sweet. But Miss Tilton, 
very pleasant to take now and then, 
was smeared over the whole face of 
it until it was a table d'hote meal of 
one course repeated with all sorts 
of different spices and dressings. 
One bit, which she started beauti- 
fully as a "souse," she stretched out 
until it became a nuisance. 8he 
sang repeat choruses of everything 
and let everything taper down. The 
result was that a fine act got one 
curtain at the end. Benny and 
Western did a nifty brother dance, 
but prolonged that a trifle, too. 
George Phelps proved a handsome 
and acceptable Juvenile, but his sin- 
gle song failed to stand up and de- 
liver. The best thing to do with 
this turn would be to take about 6 
minutes out of it, 4 of Miss Tilton's, 
1 of the dancers* and 1 of Pholps*. 
The leader should be told, too. to 
hide or shrink or something, so Miss 
Tilton can be seen; or she might 
move over for the same result. 

Lydia Barry grabbed the comedy 
honors. Miss Barry has been re- 
viewed in this department so ofton 
it need only be added that she never 
misses and she has a sense and 
style of humor all her own and 
more material that answers this de- 
scription than most vaudevillians. 

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of the stags 
Phone Central 4741 

"tevenw ntdg.. Cli'faro. Ill 

She kicked it through the roof Mon- 
day afternoon for a walloping wow. 
Lane and Moran fallowed her and 
Were not so lucky. They have ac- 
quired their Jests hither and thither, 
and Lane might apply less of them 
and sing more. Most of his laughs 
turned turtle at this show. The 
dancing is good. The singing is 
splendid. The comedy is strained, 
pained and sprained. One bow. 

Jack Hose, too, took a cropper. 
, H v wan, Bqse's , qwj* fault. He came 
on to a strong reception. A st^dnd 1 
later Miss Tucker entered and 
helped along. Then Rose told a 
story! It was a frayed barroom 
stag tale with the fragrance of the 
cuspidor and the stale free lunch 
about it — every rounder knew it be- 
fore he got 20 words out, ami he 
must have used 1,000. It was the 
old one about the traveler and the 
farmer's daughter who came to his 
room in the dead of night and asked 
him if he was lonesome — Rose said 
Just that. It wasn't naughty — it 
was dirty. It went down like a 
chunk of lead. After that what he 
did didn't matter; he was through. 
He may think it was because he 
followed the headliner, because of 
the state of the barometer, or be- 
cause he had rehearsed all night 
for a cabaret show. But he skidded 
because he took advantage of Chi- 
cago's most respectable audience to 
spill — at length and with devious 
detail — a witless and malapropos 
sewer-gang anecdote. A man who 
has suffered so much already from 
breaches of good taste in the the- 
atre, who has so much natural tal- 
ent, wit and engaging personality 
should have known better. 

Ce Dora and her reckless bicycle 
and motorcycle whizzing in a giant 
globe didn't hpld as this sterling 
circus act should, but thrilled those 
who stuck. Bigelow and Clinton, 
neat rathskeller boys with a piano 
in "one," sang and behaved in 
workmanly style for No. 2 and get 
enthusiasm and favor. Lillian's 
Comedy Pets, 7 toy canine?, opened. 



Chicago, March 2. 

"Xochltl" is the name of the 
headliner. They do say it's pro- 
nounced as though spelled "Zo- 
sheel." Since there isn't a word 
spoken, no one knows. The act 
should have a name easier to hand 
around with the lips, for it is a 
dream. Ted Shawn produced and 
presents it. Shawn, as most every 
oue knows, is Ruth St. Denis* hus- 
band, and her partner in the Deni- 
shaw School of Dancing, Los An- 
geles. Nothing more refreshingly 
artistic, yet robustly entertaining, 
has ever come from Denlshawn or 
from anywhere, into vaudeville. 

An Aztec legend, staged in rugged 
settings running to copper hues and 
fanciful designs of the mystic pre- 
historic native tribes, is danced and 
pantomimed by six lovely young 
girls, symmetrical and athletic and 
cannily trained, led by Martha Gra- 
ham, a muscular young gymnastic- 
artistic danseuse, who looks like 
Lenore Ulric and dances Just like 
Florence O'Denishawn. Robert 
Graham, who looks like an Indian 
buck, though there is a dash of pas- 
tel streaked through the brown 
stain of his all-over make-up, is a 
powerful and majestic interpretative 
and figure dancer, lithe as a lion. 
The entire presentation has the 
flavor of poesy, imagination, color 
and vigor. It delighted here, held, 
and took applause honors. 

The Rooneys, openers, were out, 
due to illness. Panzer Duo subbed. 
Two men in white knickers, doing 
hand, head and foot balancing, fin- 
ished to a bang with a little top- 
mounter doing a shimmy while on 
his head on the understander's up- 
turned foot. Fiske and Fallon fol- 
lowed. This is a standard around 
here. The woman has a trick high 
voice, the man is a quiet foil-comtc. 
W>nt well, all but stopping the 

Graca Cameron and "Duke" Rog- 
ers followed the Shawn dancers. 
These good folks were with White's 
'Scandals," and they took along all 
of Lou Holtz's pet material, the 
Sola-Mia bit with the bum guitar 
intact, for instance. Miss Cameron 
is a low comedienne of pronounced 
ability. Rogers is a neat dancer 
and can do lyrics. But he picked a 
ghastly single number called "At the 
Undertakers' Ball," all about cof- 
fins, embalming fluid and such very 
-<r!s!yj appr^^eiatrtiy, it d'od. ' Bftf»< 
Cameron, barring several offenses of 
poor taste, entertained in three 
characters. As a tough newsgirl 
she was immense; when she spat 
between her teeth that was funny 
and in the picture, but when she 
used the word "snotty," took out 
her wad of gum and thumbed it in 

view of the audience through a song, 
turned her back and did a wiggle 
"without reservations" and talked 
a lot about castor oiL aha hurt her 
impression visibly. Rogers used 
"God" repeatedly where it didn't 
seem entirely needed. Here is a 
big-time pair, well equipped as per- 
formers, woefully misguided aa 
pickers— even as choosers — of prop- 
er, entertaining and welcome stage 
lines and business. Big time 
wouldn't stand for their present 

tftfcff 'Uf AH', UttiiLlt tbl/fcr dAt!fta r &•?#&% 

Joy it. They took one bow where 
they might have run off with the 
show, being its only real comedy 

It might be well to pause right 
here to say that Just this thing is 
the predominant blowhole in vaude- 
ville. This gigantic institution 
Judges acts intact as they show — its 
vocabulary consists of two words: 
"Great" and "Rotten." .It takes no 
account of the rotten ones that 
might be made great with Just a 
few suggestions, a bit of direction. 
It does not follow at all that peo- 
ple who have talent, looks or spe- 
cial vocations are also people who 
have discriminating Judgment in 
selection mMrhat to any and what to 
do. Ziegfeld doesn't stand for it; 
Belasco doesn't think of it; artists 
otherwhere are engaged as artists, 
not as authors, directors and pro- 
ducers. But in vaudeville, if a man 
can ride a bicycle well enough to do 
a bicycle act, he is allowed to clown 
and sing mother songs. That isn't 
a far-fetched example — it happened 
Just as soon as Cameron and Rog- 
ers left the stage. 

Sig Franz is a unicycle rider, and 
a doggone great one. The curtain 
went up on him asleep on a bench; 
why, no one knew and no one yet 
knows. Lights went up and he dis- 
appeared, disclosing a scene with a 
Jail, a saloon, etc., and a pretty girl 
riding. Then he rode, with a tramp 
make-up and a very red nose. He 
all but broke his ankles to be funny. 
One woman sitting behind this re- 
viewer said audibly, "Gee! Why 
doesn't he ride?" Why? Because 
he was talking to a man in a box. 
The man was half asleep and didn't 
even know it. On came a scaffold 
ladder with a tall cycle. Franz 
looked it over, then came down- 
stage, and burst Into. "I Don't Have 
to Die to Go to Heaven." There 
was no reason; there wasn't even 
an alibi. With his painted nose 
and his closing trick all set, he 
sang this weepy ballad in a fair 
enough voice. But why? Why do 
bicycle riders do such things? Why 
do managers and bookers' allow 
them to? • 


* ... , 

time, were received with open arms 
and dismissed with five healthy 
curtains. Barnes and Freeman never 
lost a customer. Their finish is a 
trifle weak and with a little bolster- 
ing in this one spot make a sure 
Are comedy hit team for any house 
or circuit. •Ted,estrianism, # pre- 
sented by George Brown*, .with the 
aid of a half a dozen plants, got 
over, though the house did not 


190 N. STATE ST. 

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Phone Randolph 3393 




Chicago. March 2. 

Capacity audience, a little late 
Ailing up. By the time the second 
act was finished there was not a 
seat 1n the lower portion of the 
house. The house has blown itself 
to a couple of new drops. 

The Three Bobs, two in comedy 
makeup, the third In straight, do a 
neat fast club Juggling act that 
earned three curtains. They also 
use a black crow which is a novelty 
in vaudeville, and a bulldog, both 
getting applause on their efforts. 
Pearson, Newport and Pearson is a 
dancing act that could easily win 
a steady berth in big time vaude- 
ville. The two men do marvelous 
taps with a few flipflops and head 
turns in unison, while the feminine 
member presides at the baby- 
grand, doing a single number in a 
fair way. A newer song would 
be to her advantage. The two men 
then come out for a fast finish with 
derbys pulled down over their ears. 
There is no reason for the hats and 
they might well be discarded. They 
should also learn how to take bows, 
as the way they are taking them 
now they appear to be surprised to 
receive them. 

Lillian Lcitzcl, opening in one on 
the web, then going to full on the 
rings, then to her rope for her turn- 
overs, is daintier than ever and has 
the appearance of a large Dresden 
doll. She does a little pantomine, 
pulling her short skirts over her 
pantalettes, very becoming and in 
u.iison with her general appear- 
ance. She goaled them for a heavy 
hand. Ford/md Cunningham have 
some nifty talk and a special song 
or two that scored heavily. 

Clark and Bergman with the 
jCria^ Sisters followed. Bergman 
announced that his partner. Gladys 
Clark, was ill with a severe cold 
and would not be able to show. This 
did not stop the ciean hit that Berg- 
man put over. He was in wonder- 
ful voice, working with pep and 
speed that drew the audience out of 
its seats with enthusiasm. His 
little by-play while the Crisp Sis- 
ters were dancing, and the able as- 
sistance of his whistling piano 
player put the whole act over with 
a sure fire quality that was a fore- 
gone conclusion before the act had 
run five minutes. Bergman cloaed 
with "My Mammy." having the 
services of an extra good song- 
plugger in a box. He took half a 
dozen encores and they were ap- 
plauding for more, necessitating a 

Kmily Darrell. with her little 
bulldog. Oacar. put over a fast line 
of hoakum in showmanly style. 
Adelaide and Hughes, though not 
having been here ia * Jon*, tone 


Chicago, March 2. 
Situated in an advantageous lo- 
cality, both business and residen- 
tial, this theatre, managed by Abe 
Shiffman, hands out 100 cents on 
the dollar in . audeville values. The 
clientele is more family than pass- 
ing trade. An act that entertains, 
shows merit and does more than 
simply occupy the stage gets a re- 
ceipt in full by way of applause for 
its services. The theatre seats 1,- 
500, has comfortable seats, a cosy 
mezzanine rest room, and occasion- 
ally plays drawing cards such as 
Sophie Tucker. The policy is a feat- 
ure picture with six acts playing 
split weeks. The house was never a 
success until this season. 

Pauline Saxon and sister and 
Anna Eva Fay were the attraction*. 
An extra matinee was given for 
ladies, primarily because of Miss 
Fay, who was held over for the last 
half. Lucy (Jillette. scheduled t3 
appear, was withdrawn becai e of 
another dumb act on the bill. Harry 
Gardner and company substituted. 
Pauline Saxon and sister were 
moved from the initial to the second 
spot. Binns and Burt were moved 
from No. 2 to opening. They fol- 
lowed a feature picture and from 
the start drew heavily in applause. 

Evidently Hubert Dyer and com- 
pany have not played this house, or. 
if so, it mast have be:n a long time 
ago. for Binns and Burt's ring "bit' 
is an exact reproduction in action 
and stunts. The "bit" refers to 
passing before a man swinging on a 
pair of rings, narrowly escaping be- 
ing struck. It created howls and 
screams. The vivacious, fascinating 
and adorable Misses Saxon struck 
L3ld upon entrance. Their r» utine of 
songs, dances and "kid" talk oozes 
with talent and entertainment. The 
short time occupied on the stage is 
just enough to whet the appetite, 
and the Misses Saxon left an im- 
pre r*«on. With personalities far 
above a dollar and cent rating, these 
sisters are blue-white diamonds set 
in a platinum routine. 

Anna Eva Fay, with three assist- 
ants in the audience, mystified her 
auditors with occult powers of men- 
tal telepathy. Though she Is get- 
ting into years and her voice is not 
very strong, her mind fun t ions 
with the same old alertness and 
accuracy. Always will she draw her 
love-puzzled, business-worried and 
curiosity-seekers, sending them 
away pleased, amused and reli ved. 
Dunham and Williams, two men, 
bill themselves as selling "Happi- 
ness," but sing ballads, sob stuff, 
disclosing little comedy. Thou, h 
there was a house full of prospective 
buyers, only a few scattered ones 
were satisfied and bought with ap- 
plause. Harry Gardner and hi- two 
assistants touched the bank roll 
quite heavily to outfit in costume 
and scenery his latest vehicle, a 
travesty on "Romeo and Juliet." 
Gardner is funny. The manner of 
acting and the enunciation of lines 

1 showed newness. When he has the 
act whipped into shape it should 
show splendid possibilities. The 
stage settings are masterpieces. 
The costuming is nothing unusual 
and more comedy could be gotten 
o t of the many situations. All in 
all, the small timers took to Gard- 
ner's efforts nicely. 

screams from the baroness and fun 
personified in her male assistant aim, 
the impressions left when the our* 
tain ring's down. 

J. Rosamond Johnson went aa 
usual, and tied up the show. Sick* 
art and Moore provided lots of com* 
edy and did it well. They look im« 
maculate in their captain's uniforms. 
The tenor might sing a number 
alonV utilising his fine voice. 

Singer's Midgets' frequency la 
Chicago makes them a familiar 
night. > . .Every hR . ojf , the work and • 
spectacles ia delightful. Oiv xms 
large stage the midgets look Ilka 
toy 8. Solly Ward and Co. and How- 
ard and Sadler not seen at this 


Chicago, March 2. 

House full of customers with a 
sidewalk full of would-be custom- 
ers. The bill is up to usual stand- 
ards of this house. Roy Harrah had 
hard sleighing, as his humorous talk 
did not entertain. Helen Carr did 
very little, and so Harrah skated 
like a demon. Lew Cooper appeared 
in blackface. It took him a little 
while before he could get the atten- 
tion of the crowd, but when he did 
had easy sailing. Bows a-plenty. 

Baroness De Hollub has the as- 
sistance of a talented elongated man. 
They held the audience in their 
hands from the start. The baroness 
¥B~*sweJt*io look *P-and acts tfhu" 
Hlngs charmingly. Whoever wrote 
the act gave her something made to 
order. Blank bulkts are used whole- 
sale for the men supposed to kill 
themselves for her. Lots of noise. 


Chicago, March 2. 
Undoubtedly Lillian Walker waa 
responsible for the full house, aa 
she was placarded in every avail- 
able spot. It took Jimmy Lyons 
just one second to know his audi- ' 
ence, and just that much time waa 
required to know Lyons would tie 
up the show. Even though Roach 
and McCurdy had things I coming 
their way and whipped things up to 
"STTiot, Lyons c ro wded e v e ry oth es — 
act into oblivion. Robert and De- 
mont are dancers worth careful at- 
tention. The man's singing is no 
advantage to the act and a straight 
dancing routine is what they need. 
The orchestra s poor tempo made 
the male member cut a good dance. 
The woman -does crackerjack con- 
tortions and steps in remarkable 
harmony to the music. 

GUck and Bright come in all of 
a sudden and go out the same way. 
They did not even cause a ripple. 
The extreme-cut dress worn by the 
woman is used for comedy, but it 
fails of its purpose, seeming to 
leave an impression undesirable to 
the~raajorlty. Music students had 
their money's worth with Rhode and 
Crampton's vehicle, bused upon a 
music teacher and pupii. Comedy 
is derived via lessons, but talent by 
both performers is displayed with 
their operatic rendition. Drops and 
wardrobe apropos send them off 
with a hurrah. Mystery, humor, 
music, excellent material and a nice 
drop of Reisenweber's complete 
Mills and Moulton's act; received 
encores that would do credit to a 
big time duo. 

Then Miss Walker breezed in and 
whiffed out, leaving a desire to 
again feast one's eyes upon "Dim- 
ples." Roach and McCurdy have 
not changed their funny talk one 
bit, and they still impress. They 
were mighty welcome and the audi- 
ence treated them accordingly. G. 
Swayne Gordon and Co. offered a 
sketch that is out of the ordinary. 
The drunk character outshines the 
others to the point that the audi- 
ence ignores the talk of the man 
and woman assistants, anticipating 
eagerly lines from the inebriate. Not 
that the drunk's support is not good; 
but the souse is so impressive. 

Cyclonic Jimmy Lyons is com- 
parable to 100 proof in bond. He 
is a showman who gives plenty of 
time for each story to sink in. It 
is rare that applause interrupts a 
monolog at this house. Wise judg- 
ment is responsible for Lyons' suc- 
cess. Since last seen hereabouts 
he has a makeup and costume of a 
returned soldier that is worth a for- 
tune. Supported by material that 
is golden, Lyons registers solidly. 
Jon la and her Hawaiian s close tha 
show. They are applauded as acts 
of this type usually are. Howe and . 
Fay and Lelinu's Circus were not 
seen at this show. 

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Fin* Four of Neat S~W. Show. Will Havo Pre- 
miere There — Manager Makes Change to Escape 
"Hard-Boiled" Broadway First-Nighters. 

Chicago, March 2. 
The first four shows of the new 


»rop of productions to be made by One Chorus Girl Substitutes as 

Wife for Other. 

i. H. Woods for next season will 
have their premieres here instead 

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^7*e first one will be given next __,. _ . , . , 

wee*-"Woman to Woman- with ^^ Offn a former local chorys 

Willette Kershaw featured; the sec- * ,r, ' f <f*t*fied 1» a f t tran8re w caB ! 

ond wilt be "A Pearl of Great £*»? Lawrence Kelley charged 

Price.- a Robert MeLoughlin piece, wlth forgery. She stated thatjhe 

and the other two are not yet ready ™ fl^, «««»»•* Ke,le /* 7 1 ? 

to be announced. (Mildred Gardner, also a chorister). T 
The reason assigned by Woods fat?* »he lived with Kelley for three 

that Chicago audiences are not so , 
blase as New York's. 


Chicago. March 2.. 

Among patients under care of Dr. 

ax Thorek at the American The- 
atrical Hospital are Mrs. Mac 
Fisher, leading woman of the Roy 
E. Fox Shows, who came from Mer- 
cdes, Tex., for adjustment of three 
ribs broken in an auto accident: 
Mrs. Louise Anderson, dancer of 
Withers and Fulton, recovering af- 
ter Caesarian operation; Flo*s 
S trickier, with Guy E. Long Co.. 
operated, appendicitis; Maree Cooke, 
pianiste for Forde and I heehan, 
operated, appendicitis; Irene Rosen- 
brook, wife 'of the lealer of t 
Ziegfeld Follies, op ;rated, recover- 
ing; Patsy Cole, peritonitis, recov- 

days and he never knew the differ- 
ence. It happened in Denver. 


Chicago, March 2. 
Marjorie Davis, who played in 
"Over There," "She Walked in Her 
Sleep," and several Morosco produc- 
tions, was married here to Lyle Al- 
bright, advertising manager of the 
Ilhnois Manufacturing Company, 
son of a noted artist. 


Chicago, March 2. 

Rico has opened a new song 
shop under the name of Sam Rice, 
Music Publishers, in the Loop End 
Building, and will issue a popular 
catalog of songs. 

Bobby Sanderson is the profes- 
sional manager, and James V. Ma- 
lone in charge of the band and 
orchestra department. 

R«ot at Blue Stag. 

Chicago, March 2. 
When the police raided a stag in 
the Masonic Tempif where had been 
promised a spicy show,, i, 000 men 
rioted and fought for their money 
back. It had been a very dull en- 
tertainment up to the entrance of 
the police, who came just as a "sis- 
ter team" began to shed some of 
the seven veils. 


Chicago, March 2. 

Attorney Ben H. Ehrlich filed di- 
vorces this week, aa follows: Jack 
Hub, producer, against Mae Masters 
Hub, one of his chorus, desertion; 
Harry Moore (Scott Brooke Moore), 
against Maud Parker Moore (Kalo- 

Keith Co.}, desertion, 
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Chicago, March 2. 
Hazel Rene, head of the Hazel 
Rene modiste establishment, was 
taken seriously ill with a nervous 
breakdown, necessitating a two 
months' rest. She was immediately 
taken to French Lick to recuperate. 


Chicago, March 2. 
Matt Meeker, recently of Cameron 
and Meeker, and Marie Hartman. 
recently of Gardner and Hartman. 
teamed up this week and opened on 
the Butterfteld Circuit. 


Evelyn Watson will appear in a 
new sketch by Ralph Kettering, en- 
titled "The Finish." It is a dramatic 
playlet with three people. 

Larry Beck, former stage man- 
ager of George White'a "Scandals," 
seasons 1919-1920. accepted the po- 
sition of stage manager with Fan- 
chon and Marco's "Satires." 

Mark Morris has taken over the 
position of professional manager for 
the McKinley Music' Co., opening 
pretentious offices in Cohan's (J rand 
Opora House Building. 


Van and Emerson were unable 
to open at the Riverside Monday, 
Van having broken a finger at the 
Keith Sunday Concert at the New 
Amsterdam. The men are hand 
balancers. "Parker Bros, substituted. 

Louise Randolph replacing Mar- 
garet Wycherly in "Mixed Mar- 
riage," due to the latter playing in 
"Eyvind of the Hills." 

Edna Spence, succeeding Eleanor 
Dawn in "Ladies Night." 

Sam Hearn replaced Jack Benny 
at the Regent Saturday and Sun- 
day, last week, Benny leaving the 
bill through illness. 

Gilda Varesl. star of "Enter, 
Madame," was on the sick list for 
one night, her role being played by 
Sophie VV*lldH. The star has re- 
turned to the cast. 


Or Even Further Than That 
From "Tomato." 

Eddie Lewis. Chicago professional 
manager for Harry Von Tilzer irot , da ncing features of "So Long 
leave of absence for a week to 'take ■ J* 1 **^ company, are doing a new 
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Syracuse, March 2, 

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Cuthbert's wife is beginning to 
butt In again and is horn in' in now 
tryin' to tell me how to manage 
"Tomato." Ain't that just like a 
moll? They think they can manage 
anything from a household to a bat- 

I remember some pork and beaner 
that blew into New York some years 
ago and ♦ grabbed himself a lot of 
publicity because his sister was 
handlhV his affairs. The New York 
papers eat it up and for a few 
months everything v/as lovely, with 
this dame pick In' set-ups for her 
relative and said relative managing 
to cop pretty often. 

He was just beginnin' to be a card 
when she ran across the manager of 
Kid Dumbell. This bird was the last 
word in managerial sartorial circles 
and in addition carried a full supply 
of patent leather hair, room rent 
eyes, and all the other odds the male 
vamps need. 

He let Sis have both barrels and 
she wound up by being conned into 
matchin' her blood relation wi.*i his 
man killer. The leading man eased 
her a routine of gab about his fighter 
workin' under wraps and told her 
they could pull a return quarrel in 
some "yoke" town and grab plenty 
of soft jack. 

Well, to abbreviate, she finally 
signed the necessary papers and 
they staged the slaughter at the 
Olympic on 125th street Dumbell 
just escaped goJn' to the chair for 
what he did to that sap. He nearly 
tore him to pieces before Henny 
Tone stepped in and saved all hands 
from an inquest. So you see what 
you lay yourself open to by taking 
any dafne'a steer. 

But to get back to Cuthbert's wife 
She reminds me of a wise crackin' 
gee I met last week. I walked into a 
building looking for a friend of mine 
and cracked to the elevator boy, 
"Take me up to the sixth." 

This giboney comes back with, 
"Sorry, this is a five- story buildin' 
and we ain't got no sixth floor, but 
I can take you up twice to the third 
if that'll da" 

I was going to take a sock at his 
jaw, but 1 figured maybe he was 
weak-minded or something so, any- 
how, I passed It up and left the 
joint flat. 

Well, Cuthbert's headlock is tryin' 
to rim him up to quit flghtin', tellin' 
him what a shame that ? nice- 
lookin' guy like him should get his 
pan all marked up just so a big slob 
like me can cut up his dough and 
live without doin* no manual. . 

If that ain't the works. Here's 
this jane, about four^months away 
frorr. milk in' her own cows, tryin* to 
talk a good two-fisted box fighter 
into givin' it up to become a rubber 
in a beauty parlor that she and 
Cuthb^rt and Algy are framln' to 

Can you imagine my murderer 
tryin* to play the swell In a beauty 
parlor with a lot of swell-lookin' 
women around him. He'd probably 
get so excited he would have his 
chest henna'd and his boxin* gloves 

I bawled her out to a fare ye 

well and told her it would take a 

chain of beauty parlors to fix her up 

Lillian .rlein and Co., g. f? Bh * vou,d n't be stared at on 

dancing and piano (three people). Broadway, and if ohe didn't let my 

Wilbur Dobbs and Billy Watkins, meal * lc k*t alone and stop tryin' to 

singing and talking comedy act. P ut Winter Garden notions in his 

Jack Mark and Olive Hill in a! nut. I would smack her husband in 

i*rw act oy Aaron Hoffman. (L*Hvis the k.'sser and farm +>lm out jj f, 

• Class X league this summer. 

That morphed her for the time be- 
ing, but "Tomato" is goin* through 
all the motions of a leadin' ma,, nnd 
is beginnin' to try and camouflage 
his 'Valleys." The only way he can 
hide them ears is to wear a helmet, 
and his nose If too far gone for 
bea\Uty doctors to waste their young 
lives on. I don't think Doc Pratt 
would even tackle It, and they say 
he can straighten out anything from 
a Times Square traffic Jam to 
Pantagea route. 

So ho prepared for some hiK noise 
if this Jane don't behave and sti»k 
to her knittin'. 

Tt begins to feel :ikf Ihe roal '•or- 
chard" weather, and I om expert In* 
to s«'t word to line up my ball 
emmers sny day now. 

Bf good, but not too good. 

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Willie Jackson received a decision 
over Johnny Dundee after 15 sizz- 
ling rounds of battling at Madl 
Square Garden. 

It was a judges' verdict, both ar- 
biters agreeing on Jackson. Con- 
siderable difference of opinion foi- 
Tbweo/' the'anhouhfccme'ilt;' hat- t&* 
Jackson followers claimed victory 
on account of Dundee's holding anl 
Jackson's neavier punching. 

The tip was out that Ja.kson 
would surely take Dundee in this, 
their tenth engagement, but Bronx 
Willie failed. Several times the 
Scotch-Wop, after taking one of 
Jackson's right smacks on th jaw, 
looked to be In distress, but man- 
aged to dive into a clinch and sta ro 
a rally. 

In the earlier rounds Jackson 
bombarded Dundee's jaw and any 
present figured it would be cur- 
tains for Johnnie before the half- 
way mark was reached. Dundee 
managed to weather the storm, 
however, and in the ensuing canters 
made Jackson miss nearly as ften 
as he connected, Dundee hal no 
trouble reaching Jackson's face a .d 
body with left jabs and hooks and 
also pulled his rope stunt on many 

Several times Jackson nailed 
Dundee before he could bounce back 
off the ropes, stepping" in after him 
and shooting body punches Into the 
Italian's mid section. Jackson did 
the heavier punching, but Dundee 
hit him twice to his once, although 
the punch »s dld'nt seem to do mu h 
more than Jtecp Jackson from set- 

In the last round Jackson copped 
Dundee with a right cross in the 
middle of the round and the Aral 
I ell found Jackson belaboring all 
parts of the Italian's anatomy in i. 
last minute effort to terminate the 
bout with a knockout. Although 
Dundee absorbed tremendous pun- 
ishment in this final stanza, at the 
bell he straightened up and wa d 
to his corner without any evidence 
that he was in a weakened condi- 
tion. The final rally and Dundee's 
proneness to dive into clinches no 
doubt decided the judges. 

Before the fight Frank Bagley, 
through Joe Humphries, announced 
that in the event Jackson won, he 
would post a substantial forfeit aa 
an evidence of his good faith 'n 
clinching a match with "Benny 

Rocky Kansas, the Buffalo flash 
who stopped Ritchie Mitchell last 
week in a round, was introduced 
and challenged Leonard. This 
match is almost consummated, ac- 
cording to the Insiders. 

show business. Challenges may be 
addressed to Bob Ritchey, manager 
of the team at the Knickerbocker 

Some error of the Garden press 
department waa responsible for the 
rfaJlJos* staHsg ta»5"K'-4 X>uhe* who 
boxed Hughey Hutchinson In one 
of the prelims at the Garden Fri- 
day night, waa an Englishman. 
Dube is from Lewlston, Me., and 
of French- Canadian extraction. He 
lost the decision after It rounds, 
but made friends by hie gameneas 
and aggressiveness. 


"Sunshine," new vehicle for Harry 
Morton Moore, written by Chas. S. 
Turner. * 

"Chad and Monte" Huber, late 


Dellbert Eugene Benn and Flor- 
ence Buchan. at New York, March 1. 

Ralph Muro, cornet 1st at the Hip- 
podrome, and KHnor Martin, of 
•'Good Times," at New York, Feb. 


To Mr. and Mrs. Robert McK In- 
ky (Doris Lester Trio), a daughter, 
Hetty Jane, Feb. 27. * 


Central 1801 

According to the investigation 
made by the Coroner's jury. In the 
death of Harry Hamilton, a light- 
weight boxer of Brookfleld, Mo., who 
died last week in Kansas City, after 
being technically knocked out by 
Frankie Dean, of this city, the fatal 
result waa caused by over exertion, 
and not a hemorrhage of the brain, 
aa waa first reported. Dean, who 
remained in Brookfleld until after 
the Coroner's hearing, waa not de- 
tained aa the jury held that he waa 
In no way responsible for the death 
and recommended that no charge be 
made against him. The verdict waa 
summed up in two words "purely 

Danny Sullivan, the actor -referee, 
made a big hit as third man In the 
ring with Jackson and Dundee. 
Sullivan stepped around like a 
panther and used excellent judg- 
ment, having a hard night's wo 
keeping the boys split out. Sulli- 
van also used good judgment In one 
of the prelims when he counted out 
a colored boxer who had su..k to 
the floor after being hit In the ab- 
domen claiming a foul. It was a 
palpable case of "quitting" and 
Sullivan refused to be fooled for an 
instant, counting the fallen one out. 

It would not be a bad idea if the 
proper boxing authorities use a 
little of their authority toward the 
abolition of false verbal challenges, 
such as the one recently handed out 
at Madison Square Garden in be- 
half of Willie Jackson. Just prior 
to the tatter's engagement with 
Johnny Dundee, at the Garden last 
Friday night, the entire crowd waa 
Informed from the roped arena that 
the winner would post an immediate 
forfeit to meet Benny Leonard. 
Jackson was awarded the decision 
but the posting of a forfeit by his 
manager, "Doc" Bagley, failed to 
materialise. The only excuse of- 
fered by Bagley is that Jackson Is 
going to lay off a couple of months' 
during which time he will have a 
nose operation performed. Every- 
one in the sporting occupation 
knows that a forfeit could be posted 
for a match two months in advance, 
therefore the absence of same does 
not look as if the contemplated 
match will ever cune to light. As 
a matter "if uslness, it might be 
more logical for Jackson to have the 
operation performed after a combat 
with the champion. 

It was fully in evidence last Fri- 
day night that the fight patrons are 
also aware of the fact that the an- 
nouncement did not mean a thing, 
for in place of expected applause 
the announcement was "booed," 
while many had a hearty laugh. 

Joe Lynch, world's bantam cham- 
pion, is upsetting all precedent by 
announcing that he will give Pe»> 
Herman a return bout to a decis- 
ion any time Herman's manager 
consents to the match. 

Lynch promised Herman a return 
bout If Herman defeated Jimmy 
Wilde of England. Herman turned 
the trick and now Lynch is ready 
to redeem his promise. 

This is the first time in the his- 
tory of the prize ring a champion 
hasn't dodged the ex-champion for 
at leaat a year after annexing his 
crown. _. . » 

Tex Rickard is negotiating with 
Herman and Lynch, and the match 
i* practically arranged. 

The signing of Rult and Lorenz. 
the German cyclists, for the coming 
six day race discloses an interesting 
situation. Although this country is 
still In a state of war with Germany, 
the foreigners are eligible to ride in 
the Garden. > 

The Americans who rode in the 
so-called "outlaw" race at the Ar- 
mory on Washington Heights are 
not eligible, although the foreigners 
who rode with them were reinstated 
upon the payment of a small fine and 
allowed to ride in the European clas- 
sics following. 

The foreign cycling body which is 
affiliated with the N. C. A., the or- 
ganization sponsoring the Garden 
race, reinstated the foreign "out- 
laws,* 4 but Alf Goulet, who enlisted 
in the aviation service when this 
country got into the war, isn't elig- 
ible to ride at the Garden, notwith- 
standing his recognition as the king 
of six-day riders. 

A basket ball team has !>een or- 
ganized from Geo, M. Cohan's 
"Mary" show and played the "An- 
nunciation Five" at Ebllngs Ca- 
sino, 156th street and St. Ann's 
avenue laat Sunday, Feb. 11. 

The "Mary" Big Five are open to 
meet any similar organisation in the 

Ed. 'St rangier" Lewis, heavy- 
weight champion, said last week: 
httatefolft* l wi'l defend., my., title 
against any wrestler in the world. 
(Continued on page 17.) 






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Friday, March 4, 1921 



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Jacobs and Jkruvm, l^y.Pfoip, fog JRSBK j^^JitlioM 
at That Level — Wm. B. Friedlander Retained 
to Supervise Staging. 

The splurge In production for bur- 
lesque, already settled on for next 
season is to be more extended than 
flrst indicated and the plans of prac- 
tically every manager In the Colum- 
bia Wheel are ambitious*. 

Jacobs & Jcrmon are now known 
to have started work for a quartette 
of next season's burlesque shows 
under their direction. They have 
engaged William B. Friedlander to 
superintend and direct the four new 
attractions and it is understood well 
known book and music writers will 
be assigned to the Jacobs & Jer- 
mon "revues." 

The productions as laid out by 
Friedlander are to cost $30,000 each, 
one probably being in excess of that 
figure. The increase measures at 
least one- third more than new shows 
produced in the last two years for 
the Columbia. It will be possible to 
put on the revues at the figure given 
by means of some well thought out 
economies- Eight girls may be used 
Instead of the entire chorus for 
some numbers, the idea being to cut 
the costume cost through decreas- 
ing the number made. The same 
number of changes however will be 
used. Ten scenes and more are 
called for. They will be reduced in 
size through the use of a special 
proscenium covered with silk, which 
will be carried along. This will per- 
mit the use of less material and at 
the same time give as big a "flash." 

As formerly, the revue type of 
productions by Columbia managers 
are framed for two seasons' use at 
least. This will split the cost to 
$16,000 for each season. 



Must Supply Readable Music 
to Orchestras. 



Winner Will Be Allowed to 
Advertise Honor. 

Orchestra Leaders to Report 
Shortage of Girls. 

The Columbia Amusement Co. 
sent out instructions this week to 
house managers on the western di- 
vision of the wheel outlining how 
a closer tab can be kept on the 
number of choristers appearing at 
each performance. The Columbia 
plan calls for the orchestra leader 
and others of the house staff to 
count the numoer of chorus girls 
on the stage at every show, and 
report daily to the house manager, 
the latter in turn relaying the In- 
formation to the Columbia home 
offices. • 

It appears that several travelling 
managers are suspected of chron- 
ically cheating In the number of 
chorus girls carried, more espe- 
cially so in the West. The number 
caled byt he Columbia is 18. For 
every girl under the required num- 
ber, the travelling manager is sub- 
ject to a penalty of $25 to be de- 
ducted from his share of the re- 

Although several methods have 
been tried, it has been difficult for 
the Columbia to check up on the 
cheater^. Several have opened on 
Monday with the required number 
of 18 girls and dropped one or two 
later in the week, with a conse- 
quent saving of salary. The new 
plan fs expected to produce the de- 
sired results. 

I. H. Hcrk has notified all pro- 
ducers connected with his circuit 
that next season a committee will 
be appointed to look over the at- 
tractions following which a pen- 
nant denoting the standing of the 
show wiJl be awarded. 

The pennant winner will be en- 
titled to use the committees' re- 
port in advertising matter and 
billing and also to include it In the 
program matter and scenery of the 

The scheme was sanctioned by 
the president of the American gome 
time ago, but he decided not to put 
It Into effect until next season giv- 
ing all the producers an event start 
and plenty of time to bring their 
shows up to standards. 

The committee will be divided 
Into two bodies, one to catcli the 
shows at the western end of the 
circuit while the other half will 
judge them in the East. 

In the event it is unable to decide 
between one or more attraction, 
each show will receive the award. 


Clark and McCullough Engaged — 
Feiix Stager 


Theatres to Celebrate Anniversary 
of Concern. 

The theatrical firm of H. C. Miner, 
Inc., will celebrate its 57th Anni- 
versary March 21. The organiza- 
tion was started by the late Harry 
Miner and is now conducted by Mr. 
Miner's sons. 

The anniversary Is to be cele- 
brated with some sort of "special" 
week at Miner's Bronx, Barney 
Gerard's "Follies of the Day" being 
the attraction that week. 


Jean Bedini to Put $43,000 Into 
Summer Show. 

The Columbia summer show, a 
new production by Jean Bedini, and 
to be called "Peekaboo," will cost 
$43,000 to stage, according to Mr. 

This production outlay constitutes 
a record for a burlesque show. One 
drop curtain in the Bedini show cost 

Jean Bcndinl has engaged 
fjkrymnur Felix to procure the. num- 
bers for the new "Peekaboo," which 
goes into the Columbia as the 
"summer run" show in June. 

The present "Peekaboo" after 
finishing its Columbia season will 
tour the legit houses as a $2.00 at- 
traction, playing In cities not play- 
ing Columbia or American wheel 
burlesque. Clark and McCullough 
of the present "Peekaboo" will be 
the principal comics of the new 


I. H. Herk, of the American Bur- 
lesque Association, made a flying 
trip to Washington, Monday this 
week, to inspect the new Capital 
the American wheel house there 
which opened recently. Edw. A. 
Beatty, the burlesque producer, left 
New York for Chicago, Tuesday to 
inspect his houses iu the western 
toctropolj . 


Jack Shutta, tramp comedian 
with Sam Williams' "Girls from 
Joyland," has signed with Irons & 
t'lamage to play comedy roles in 
their Columbia Wheel shows for the 
next three years. 

His* wife. Dot Stewart, has also 
been placed under contract by the 
same lirm. 

"Father's" Long Absence 
dun Hill's "Bringing Up Father." 
will come into New York during the 
middle of March for the first time 
in Ave years, playing at the Lexing- 
ton. Since its last New York date 
"Father" has played continuously 
on the road, with the exception of 
the usual summer lay off, between 

Taking the stand that the musical 
scores of Columbia wheel' shows^aro 
a highly essential part of the equip- 
ment of a production, equally as 
important as the cast, costumes, 
scenery, etc., the Columbia Amuse- 
ment Co. has established a ruling 
which will be sent out to all Colum 
bia producers shortly in -the form 
of a general order, caning upon the 
producers to see that the music or- 
chestrations of their shows are kept 
in perfect condition, hereafter* 

It seems the Columbia received 
numerous complaints recently from 
local orchestra leaders stating the 
music scores of many shows were 
not in proper condition for playing. 
These complaints covered a wide 
range of kicks, and an investigation 
by the Columbia people brought to 
light that the complaints were not 
only Justified, but that the condi- 
tion was even worse In general, than 
the complaining leaders had set 

One of the shows, headed by a 
well known male star was found to 
be carrying such mutilated and un- 
decipherable music that It was only 
through the musicians- being famil- 
iar with It that they were able to 
play It at all. But for the fact that 
the music in question had been 
used for so many seasons by the 
male star referred to, the playing 
of It would have been impossible. 
In the Instance quoted it Was the 
music of the entire score that was 
bad. but In most of the others the 
principal trouble appeared to be with 
the opening and closing ensembles. 

Most of the shows' musical scores, 
the Investigation disclosed, were 
dirty, unreadable for the greater 
part and In many Instances torn 
in such a manner as to make, proper 
understanding and playing the mu- 
sic almost Impossible. A large 
number of shows looked over had 
the flute part missing from the 
score altogether, the flute plfcyer be- 
ing called upon to "fake" from the 
violin music. One show ha,d a mu- 
sical scole with wrong notes in it, 
and few scores were propery marked 
as regards cues. 

Another complaint of the local 
leaders was that In some Instances 
there was no written music at all, 
the local orchestra being expected 
to fake standard melodies such as 
"Chicken Reel," etc. According to 
a local leader there appears to be 
a tendency on the part of many 
travelling leaders to depend on their 
memories for cues, rather than hav- 
ing them written Into the scores as 
they should be. 

An Important point made by a 
local leader was that while a show 
may be played smoothly and prop- 
erly without the cues being marked 
in, which the travelling leader on 
hand to direct? there is always the 
possibility of the travelling leader 
being absent from the theatre 
through illness, with the resultant 
confusion following # the efforts of 
the local leader to guess out the 
cues that should be Incorporated In 
the score. 

A bad musical accompaniment, re- 
gardless of whether the fault of the 
musicians or the music, tends to 
slow up a show, and to generally 
create the impression of an inferior 
performance, the audience being un- 
aware of the cause or causes, ren- 
dering their Judgment solely on the 
effect. In view of the foregoing 
the Coiuinbia ptopie *iii continue 
the inspection of the show scores 
to see that they are kept up to 
standard, the Columbia scouts giv- 
ing them the same attention as prin- 
cipals, entertainment values, cos- 
tumes, chorus, cleanliness, etc. 


Wrightstown House to Play Stock 
Until Next Season. 


Madlyn Worth has been signed 
for next season by Harry Hastings. 

Betty Booth and Harry and Nita 
Rose for Dan Body's "Sugar 
Plums," (Columbia) next season. 

Max Marcin has engaged John 

Wray, formerly associated with 

Robert Mantell, as general stage 


The new Army theatre, which Bm 
LeTtna is constructing near Cftmp 
Dix, Wrightstown, N. j., is nearing 
completion and is scheduled to open 

In May with burlesque stock. 

The house, which has a seating 
capacity of about 1.700, will prob- 
ably become a stand In the Amer- 
ican wheel route next season. 

Thomas J. O'Connell is now man- 
ager of the Century promenade, 
with Lawrence Cantwcll his as- 


Fred Flier Jaele Stanford 

May Flower Annette Worette 

Rose Budd LUUan aJJorctte 

Hue Brette Pwl Hamilton 

Ht-zza Bum <•»*>• Slocum 

Ima Vamp Sadmtf tll-ey 

Mike Casty L * u rower* 

Terpsy Sammy Lewi* 

Irons & Clamage have an enter- 
taining burlesque show in the "All 
Jazz Revue" this week at the Olym- 
pic. It has a number of surprises 
and novel points. One of the novel- 
ties is the fact that in the mascu- 
line division there are four good 
voices, with a good tenor and bass, 
but the expectation of the audience 
that a male quartet will sooner or 
later burst into song is never real- 

Out of the four men only one 
stands out. He is Lou Powers, who 
begins as a dialect Irishman with 
red flannel shirt and the rest of the 
familiar appurtenances, but does 
his best w7>rk without the brogue. 
The two best bits in his bag of 
tricks turns out to be a dress suited 
"souse" in a cabaret scene and a 
comedy episode with Nadine Grey, 
in which he tears off the most con- 
vincing French accent, although the 
talk is only a jumble of nonsense. 
In both these bits Powers disclosed 
a really fine knack for boisterous 
fun without knockabout. 

Since he has thus demonstrated 
ability in sure fire burlesque meth- 
od, it seems curious that .in so many 
of the other bits and Incidents he 
falls down as completely as he 
scored in the intervals mentioned. 
The one extreme was so emphati- 
cally good and the other so posi-< 
tively opposite that one was puz- 
zled to find the reason. It must 
be in the material. One of the 
things that injured the show was 
the absence of a good straight 
worker to furnish a foil to the 
comedian. This may have had 
something to do with the situation. 
Most of the feeding was done by 
the women of the organization. In 
its petticoat division the troupe is 
exceptionally strong. They are four 
in number and make the best work- 
ing collection of principal women 
with individual and composite spe- 
cialties that has come through in 
many weeks. It is this wealth of 
specialty that gives the company its 

They are indeed a winning com- 
bination. The Morette sisters, a 
matched team of pony-sized bru- 
in- ts. arc a specialty show in them- 
selves. They sing and dance ac- 
ceptably and lead numbers with the 
required amount of ginger, and in 
addition have a Whole list of mu- 
sical specialties, playing piano, vio- 
lin, saxophones, cornets, 'cello and 
trombone in all sorts of combina- 
tions. They are constantly on and 
off, with some new display of their 
musical talent and make an attrac- 
tive pair of soubrets such as would 
go a long way to carry any bur- 
lesque show without other feminine 

But they are not alone. Pearl 
Hamilton, a tall, willowy girl, is a 
dancing wonder, with a style of 
stepping all her own. She has 
gifted legs like Charlotte Green- 
wood's, and does a series of unusual 
acrobatic and contortion dances. In 
the cabaret scene she wore a sort 
of modified harlequin costume with 
close fitted black satin trousers 
from waist to ankle, which set off 
her novel dancing. This was her 
best contribution, better by far than 
the "snake dance" later, although 
the latter was as good as most pre- 
tentious "art" interpreters have 
made a much advertised spe- 
cialty of. 

The fourth of the quartet was 
Nadine Grey. She probably would 
go down in the book as the prima 
donna of the company, but In youth- 
ful good looks and sprightliness she 
was far removed from the type 
wtflch ordinarily fills that niche In 
burlesque. She had her own grace- 
ful dance offering, a very pleasing 
bit of toe stepping as a specialty 
in the cabaret scene, and through- 
out contributed a good deal to the 
comedy portion as a feeder" and 
number leader, a most agreeable 
useful, smiling person to have about 
a burlesque stage. 

Fits cabaret '■BcThc would have 
been better placed later in the pro- 
ceeding* It was by long odd.* the 
best of the material a:.d moved 
with speed and interest, whereas, 
as the arrangement stands now 
there is a fatal let-up toward the 
end of the second part. At the 
Olympic Monday night the opening 
of the final scene of the four or five 
which make up the show started 
them walking out. The cabaret in- 
cident would have kept the most 
blase burlesquer on the wheel in- 
terested to the finish. The opening 
[•Very slow, particularly the com- 
edy bits. Powers would do well to 
develop a strong laughing hit at the 
beginning. Thereby he would have 
em with him from the outset As 
the show now stands nobody recog- 
nizes him for a real funmalter until 
wen along in the first part. If you 
don t get the crowd early it becomes 
harder the longer you wait, is a 
good burlesque rule. 

Sammy Lewis is the dancing man 


Fuller Enever Charles Howard» Coin Mine Frank is Nlbls 

Ikey Kohun Art Harris 

Jack Sawyer Tom O'Brien 

Rose Stanley..... Alberta Fowler 

Proa-tway, M>W», „«, m,< v*, H fl?P &<#£&£, 

ilawkshaw Jamea J. CoUma 

Oliver James James Oliver 

Boyd Harold Harold Boyd 

Charles Williams William Cathoart 

Jack Stanley Harry O'Day 

Himself Charlie Howard 

His daughter Helen McMahon 

Her sweetie «. Harry O Day 

Hawkvhaw James J. Collins 

Dave Marion has hit the bull's eye 
with this week's attraction at the 
Columbia. The show is Dave** 
"Snappy Snaps," featuring Charley 
Howard, the diminutive comedian, 
who has been sojourning in vaude- 
ville for a couple of seasons and was 
until a few months ago in Drew and 
Campbell's "Liberty Girls."- 

Marion inherited the franchise 
after the Columbia censors decided 
to give the "Liberty Girls their free- 
dom. He Immediately began re- 
building, and it is eight to five and 
even that Drew & Campbell would 
never know the old place now. 

The show is rich in principals, 
harboring two sets of comedians and 
two straight men. # One of them la 
James J. Collins, an old-school 
straight, one of the few holdovers 
from the former cast. Collins works 
in most of the scenes with Art Har- 
ris, the second comic, who does a 
clean, non-creped Hebrew charac- 
ter of quiet methods, but landing 
solidly, nevertheless. 

Howards chief opposite is Harry 
O'Day, who was in the former's 
vaudeville act, as was also Helen 
McMahon. The act, with the same 
drop as used in the two-a-day, la 
Interpolated into the first part of 
the show. Miss McMahon is promi- 
nent throughout and does her. scare 
crow or boneless specialty with 
Howard in another scene. 

Frankie Nlblo is the featured 
woman, and is an experienced bur- 
lesque performer. She can wham 
over a jazz number or ballad and is 
peppery and vivacious at all times, 
but the show is wrapped up and 
carried off as far as the feminine 
contingent is concerned by Mae 
Marvin, a "find," who joined the 
show last week in Boston. This 
girl was formerly of vaudeville, and 
is making her burlesque bow at the 
Columbia. She has the voice of the 
production and holds the stage at 
one space for about 10 minutes .with 
a song cycle. In which she runs the 
gamut from the classical thing to 
the meanest "blues" heard outside 
of the New Orleans "Creole quar- 
ter. - ' She makes an eye-filling -pic- 
ture in a black evening dress and 
reads lines with an enunciation and 
intelligence that will bring her feat- 
uring before many moons. 

Alberta Fowler completes' the 
women principals. She is a nice 
looking dark-haired girl who can 
sing and dance pleasingly, also 
wearing clothes like a Zlegfeld 

The Runaway Four, hi Id over 
from the old bunch, close the first 
half in whirlwind fashion with their 
acrobatics and ground tumbling 
specialty, stopping that portion cold. 
They are also prominent in minor 
roles and lend themselves ideally to 
the new regime. 

The show carries oceans of pro* 
duction in addition to the salaries, 
the costuming of the 18 good look- 
ing choristers being above par. This 
bunch are as good a singing and 
dancing aggregation as one could 
wish at the price's and whip through 
their numbers with exuberance and 

The show is labeled in 10 scenes 
and two acts. This includes six full 
stage sets and four scenes "In one." 
Some of the "bits" and situations 
are old boys, but handled flawlessly 
and redressed. Howard sticks out 
In his knock about bits like Liberty 
from the mainland. He is excep- 
tionally funny as an Intoxicated 
caretaker in an old mansion, where 
he staggers around ruining the 
bric-a-brac and doing Home funny 
calisthenics on a ladder. 

Harris gets his Hebrew charac- 
ter over nicely, taking strong ap- 
plause and laughs in a scene as 
"Dr. Good." A comic near-opera- 
tion on Harold Boyd as the "pa- 
tient" was worked up for yells. 
Helen McMahon as the nurse did a 
clever opposite. 

Harry O'Day, the straight, estab- 
lished himself for burlesque at the 
corner and jumped Into the first 
.flight of performers. He Is a clean 
cut, slender chap with a voice. His 
scenes with Howard were expertly 
handled. O'Day dominating his situ- 
ations in an Irving O'Hay manner 
which Is the acme of citation. 

There Isn't a weakling in 'the 
whole organisation, for Marion has 
bullded wisely and well. Tb* irork 
of reconst ruction has transformed 
an Indifferent burlesque show into 
one of the on the wheel. 


Grant Mitchell, star of "The 
Champion," has already placed in 
rehearsal a new play by Emery 


Friday, March 4, 1921 




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A benefit was held, last SunJ ij , 
in aid of the Zion-Israel Hospital 

• of Brooklyn at the Harris theatre. 
. The acts were drawn from the Keith 

Exchange with Leo Morrison hand- 
ling the program. Those that ap- 
peard were — Vera Cordon, Toto, 
Ben Bernie, Fields and Gottler, Cecil 
and Blake, Bartram and Saxton, 
s^ewhoff and Philipps, Jason and 
. , Harrigan, Ma rig and Snyder, Gus 
. Edwarda Trio. Burke and White- 
side, Marmein Sisters and Schooler, 
Fa»\P Brien and Wilmer Mahoney. 

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'* Harry 8ak 8 Hechheimer, repre- 
senting the new owners of "Broad- 
way Brevities," objects to the view 
that the retirement of George Le- 
Maire from the company makes its 
future problematical. Its business 
has been satisfactory and the sub- 

• stantiability of the gentlemen who 
are taking care of thy enterprise 
insure its future, he adds, without 
disclosing the identity of the new 

Jennie Jacobs' new offices at 114 
West Forty-fourth street, will be 
completed and ready for occupancy 
in about another week. Fred Falk- 
ner will have one of the rooms in 
the suite, in which to take care of 
the picture department, while Pau- 
line Cooke will occupy another for 
her agency handling burlesque and 
independent vaudeville engagements. 
Tommy Jackson will act as "flMd 
man" for Miss Jacobs. 


The Modern Yiddish theatre (occupying the old Irving Place) was 
the subject of a bankruptcy a few days ago, and the Jewish Art Theatre 
in Madison Square ia said to be under financial pressure. Both are in 
a measure subsidized by well-to-do theatregoers in New York, all 
anxicua to promote and encourage a native drama in their own tongue. 

I. R. Samuels, Keith booker, will 
not resume his duties in the Keith 
Exchange for the balance of the 
season. Mr. Samuels appeared on 
the. '.sixth floor Tuesday, but didn't 
feel equal to the task of continuing 
his work for the present. He has 
been absent from his desk follow- 
ing a nervous breakdown, for the 
past four months. Pan Simmons is 
handling the books during his ab- 

Mae Buckley, recently leading wo- 
man for the Shubert Stock Co, at 
the Fort Pitt theatre, Pittsburgh, 
will soon be seen in a Broadway 
production. It is supposed she is 
to be starred. Miss Buckley is, at 
present, resting at the Poland 
Springs resort prepartory to her en- 
gagement here. 

Ray and Frank Doran arrived in 
Saratoga last week with a six-inch 
roll of money, having been paid in 
one-case notes at the previous 
stand. They went to the local bank 
to shed the aces for X's, and the 
local police held them up until they 
explained that they hadn't held up 
and robbed a cigar store. 

Frederick E. Goldimith, attorney 
for Warendorf, the florist, has 
brought suit against Beverly Bayne 
for $180, claimed to be due for 
flowers and floral pieces ordered by 
the film star. Judgment was taken 
by default. 

Willard Coxey who Is connected 
with the William Morris office has 
recently completed a trio of one act 
playlets which he will offer for 

It would seem such an institution would prosper, but the history of 
the last ten years in the theatre of the lower East Side of New York has 
not been one of uninterrupted success, although it has developed splendid 
talent both In players and writers. Several cf Us stars have earned a 
place In the American theatre and several of its plays have been adopted 
to the general English-speaking stage. 

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Why, then, aoes it not prosper, when it has these advantages of a 
ready-made clientele ar.d something to offer that is worthy of that patron- 
age? It has been suggested that the Jewish theatre is so highly organ- 
ized Into unions that the institution has become subordinated to its 
employes and thereby so restricted and hedged about by rules and wage 
scales that It cannot overcome the burden. 



Peyton and Lum, the vaudeville 
team, dissolved partnership after 
completing a Locw tour at London, 
Ontario. Lew Peyton, the come- 
dian, will try independent agenting. 

Cecil Hiries (May and May/ was 
granted a divorce from Palmer 
Mines in Chicago. Feb. 8. The 
custody of the couple's 9-year-old 
daughter was given to Mrs. Ilines. 


A St. Valentine's ball, attended 
by numerous professionals, marked 
the opening of I. Miller's 12-story 
building at Fifth avenue and 46th 

Lawis Mosley, formerly with the 
Keith office and later with Jack 
Henry, has affiliated himsdf ith 
Jack Lewis, vaudeville agent 

Graan and LaFell have been 
booked over the Pantagcs Circuit, 
opening March 27 by Eddie Riley. 

The Yiddish theatre has few musical comedies. This may be due to 
native tastes for serious plays, but It likely is more due to the fact that 
the Actors' Union all but made musical comedy production impossible 
by its regulations. For example, a producer, cannot; choose his chorus 
and, except in the ease of a notable star, .eanjoot be sure that he carii 
employ the people he wants for his casts. The union practically dictates 
whom he shall employ and what he shall pay them. 

Ha does not engage a chorus. He must apply to the Actors' Union to 
send him one and he must take what he gets. A minimum scale of $35 
a week'is set for chorus girls, but a chorister who can sing and who looks 
attractive does not work for that. She demands and gets up to $50. 

It is related that when the Jewish Art Theatre was facing serious 
losses it could not extricate itself from its difficulties by its own action 
in cutting down the company. It had to apply to the union to come in 
anc throw out a life preserver. After a good deal of conferring between 
producer and union officials, it was agreed that the theatre could dispense 
with one player, if the remaining players would agree to contribute a 
portion of their salaries to make up the pay of the deleted actor, a mat- 
ter which did not concern the manager in the least. The control of his 
own theatre was simply taken out of his hands. 

Lew Payton and J m Lunn have 
split. They teamed for three years. 

The players are only one branch of the Yiddish theatre workers' 
organization. The ushers, wardrobe people, musicians and all the other 
people have their own units, and they all act on all matters of their 
own interest in a body. The producer is, in fact, in their hands, so are 
the fate and prosperity of his enterprise. 


For 60 cents the best eggs may be bought in New York. 
For $3 and up the best shows may be heard in New York. 
For 85 cents some of the worst pictures produced may be seen in New 
York — also, once in a while, some good ones. 

There's no reason that any urban creature can figure why an egg 
should cost 5 cents, meaning, of course, an egg, ultra-pura. The man 
who has to ready-up the hens may think diffcreritly. 

There's a fair reason why people should pay $3- to get in to see certain 
favorite actors, such as Fred Stone, Marilyn Miller, Leon Enrol, Ethel 
Barrymore, Barrymore et ah And box office rates are fixed on the star- 
play value. 

In the, matter of pictures. They're a big unit in amusement. More 
potentially big than in reality today. That is, if a standard can be 
created. But the public is not going to continue paying 85 cents for 
20-cent pictures. Broadway picture houses have been mixing things 
much as a baseball pitcher does — sending 'em over fast, curved, slow — 
but it can't go on forever. They've either got to regulate their prices as 
legitimate theatres do, taking profits and losses as per play value, or the 
most serious self -questioning they will have will be: 

What about the public? 



Sunday night of last week thieves broke into the dressing rooms of 
Loew's theatre, Houston, Texas, and got away with costumes valued at 
$3,000. Acts continued on the tour though several were handicapped on 
the stage because of their apparel having been stolen. 

A well known comedian of Celtic ancestry, member of a mixed two 
act, rated aa one of the wealthiest men In vaudeville, but at the same 
time enjoying a reputation for the strictest economy in money matters, 
slipped a nifty over on the wife recently while playing in one of the out- 
of-town houses. It seems the other half of the sketch wanted a new 
costume for the act, having her heart on one that figured about $400. 

Knowing of this desire on the part of tho wife to add to her wardrobe, 
the comedian framed it with the assistant house manager, stage manager 
and property man of the theatre in question for each turn to mention 
how attractive the costume worn in the turn looked on her. The three 
followed orders, with the result that the wife decided not to buy the new 
$400 creation, informing the comic of how the three had all agreed the 
old dress was so becoming. 

There ought to be an inspiration in the achievement of P. D. H . th*» 
vaudeville newcomer, unknown and unbacked by any Influence, who has 
gained a hearing in the Palace, the goal for which every vaudeville act 
strives, .often, for geara in vain, .p. P 11. Is an amusing entertainer and 
on that ground he earns a place at the Times Squart variety theatre 
B t he had something more. 

There are scores of acts who never get to the top despite they are 
skillful players. They p'.'iy ahout th*> minor eireuits with an occasional 
foray into the offices of the big time managers with their pleas for a 
hearing. Nine times out of ten they succeed only in bringing down on 
their heads the resentment of the manager by their persistence. 

p. P. H. took another means. Instead of importuning the managers at 
their offices, he drew attention to himself by the mystery of his identity 
and by advertising that in a novel way made himself stand out from 
the great horde of unknown players ever knocking at the gates of the 

The secret wai that he took a new method of approach. As the com- 
mercial man would nay. he sold hlnaaelf by means of a novel adver- 
tising s|ant, something that caught attention, something that made him 
a. distinctive figure, lit had an aet that the vaudeville fans would like, 
but so have many others who think thy are not getting a fair showing, 
and take It out in bitter enmity toward the bookers. 

"J. P. H. just had ,r.\ effective sales idea. That got him the hearing 
in t lie first place. It was hot unfit afterward that he made good. Any- 
body with an attention-fixing a mli'ine can do the same thing. It's all 
in the manner of "sales approach. "' 

Eva Tanguay, proved herself a hit from start to finish at the Palace 
Monday matinee, with her dashing green curtain, and bewildering cos- 
turnes. A new one was .displayed since last seen, and beautiful it was, 
made tunic effect of Irish lace, white feathers and a large orange bow of 
net decorating the black. One end of the net was brought across the 
sh' ulder forming a strap, while down the front six large diamond but- 
tons' ahohV, add -upon 'id* . ••Tftnsrwtfy V Oajconr 'lK*>d •^■.•■rms*'/. v/hiia >at 
rested trimmed with feathers. Miss Tanguay recited several little 
poem's, one being particularly funny, where she paid a visit to Mattawan, 
and talking to an inmate told him who she -was, he replying, "Ye Gods! 
don't speak that name here, or they'll never let you out." 

Franklyn and Charles Co., held over from last week, proved as big 

a success as before with their very amusing apache dance and amazing 

hand-balancing. The young woman is wearing the same attractive gold 

lace gown. 

Riggs and Witchie were delightful with their artistic dancing and 
pretty backgrounds and found no difficulty in winning favor. Miss 
Witchie, looked like a fairy flitting about In her short tulle dress of 
pale mauve with its dainty underskirts of pink, with touches of silver 
and flowers on the skirt. 

P. 1>. 11.? has always been a curiosity to the writer, wondering who 
or what it could be, and at last woman's curiosity has been satisfied. 
lie is a man who enters attired in a frock coat, mortar-board cap, and 
shell-rim glasses, and from a huge book which he describes as the 
'•Encyclopedia Salhepatlca" he proceeds to offer one of the cleverest 
mi<i funniest monologues heard. In the course of his talk he denies 
that woman came from the rib of man, but from the mulberry tree, and 
that this life Is made up of bunk, Just the same as his encylopedia. 
P. P. H.? was not programmed, but, was a welcome surprise. 

Nila Mac and Tom Wise in his sketch, "The Old Timer,*' wore a neat 
fiock of turquoise blue crepe de chine, with sash of silver cloth that had 
the ends hanging at the back edged with fringe, while the front of the 
skirt was decorated with a panel of lace. Mr. Wise was forced to make 
a speech in which he stated his young son would soon play there, but 
had assumed a stage name that of Mclntyre, and at Father's command 
stood up, In the audience, and he proved to be none other than the 
comedian Frank Mclntyre. 

The pink sequin gown worn by Blanche Klaiss (Pressler and Klalss) 
made up for the unbecoming cloak she wore for her entrance. It hung 
I adly. The dress in question had the hem falling into points, while at 
the hips it was wired ever so slightly, trimmed with a garland of tiny 
tlowers. " This was later changed for a pale blue chiffon *that veiled a 
foundation of lace. The long wide sleeves were bound with gold tissue 
that matched the sash which was tied in a bow at the side. 

EsteUe Sully had the distinction of being the only single act on the 
bill at the American this week (first half) and ppetty she looked In her 
frock of lace frills, that had an apron effect In front, flowered with pink 
roses outlined in pale blue. 

The woman ^>f Chapelle, Stenette & Co. ia a possessor of a pleasing 
voice, which she showed to advantage in all her numbers. Her two 
gowns were well chosen, the first of gold and black sequins, wired at 
the hips from which hung black net. The hat was crownless with a 
turred-up brim and decorated with a yellow bird of paradise. The 
other frock was royal blue taffeta, with the overdress of black net, 
heavily encrusted with blue and silver sequins. Blue, pink and gray tulle 
was draped effectively at the side. 

Orange and gray formed the colors for the dress worn by Miss Fields 
(Conway and Fields), the gray, making the long walsted top, while the 
orange gave color to the skirt and sleeves. 

Artistic indeed was the last act, "The Apollo Trio," In their paint of 
gold, which covered them from head to foot, they doing various poses, 
and hand balancing tricks. 

The dress worn, by Miss Hurst (or Fisher) in the act of that name was 
bright. The top was a pale green crochet affair edged with a deep band 
of fringe. It being worn over a foundation of satin, strawberry shade. 
The hat was large and done in two colors. 

Tuesday night found the Colonial with a well packed house but very 
quiet when it came to applause, one will admit up to Intermission there 
wasn't much to go wild over. The Marmein Sisters, ever delightful, 
seemed somewhat long, perhaps due to the lateness of the hour, it 
being nearly 11 o'clock, when they took their final bow, with two more 
acts to follow. When Pemarest and Collette appeared next not more 
then three or four 'people left. Irene Collette's pink chiffon frock was 
pretty, with its trimming of silver lace and blue ribbon, but if it had 
been a trifle shorter it would have looked better. Pcmerest smashed a 
perfectly- good straw hat during the act, which looked like an accident. 
It made the orchestra laugh so It must have been new. 

Anna Chandler's one gown was handsome, made entirely of sequins, 
steel shade. The model was slightly draped up the side, while folded 
gracefully around the waist was a sash of green and orange chiffon. 
This formed the bow at the side, the orange matching the feather cloak 
she made her entrance In. 

Whoever designed or choose the gowns for Harry Puck's act showed 
no great taste. Not one really stood out as being beautiful, although 
the girls were quite attractive and knew a thing or two about dancing. 

Jack Kennedy, in a "Golf Proposal," told how the young chap of today 
can teach the old fellow a few things about the art of making love. It 
amused. "Mrs. Walsh" wore an evening gown of Jet acquins that be- 
came her, and was a contrast to the miss attired in pale pink satin that 
had a deeper shade edging the hem and the short sleeves. 

Pave Marion's show "Snappy Snaps" at the Columbia, quite equals 
hit "Land of the Impossible" which play* d there last week. The best 
of the women, was one whose name did not appear on the program, but 
wh) delightfully sang three numbers in the ball room scene of the first 
act. Upon inquiry one found she was May Marvin. She wears a good 
looking gown of black sequins while in her hand v she carried a blua 
leather Ian. 

For the opening of the second act, which was laid in Holland, the 
plrls were pretty in Putch costumes of blue and white stripe with aprons 
of a darker blue forming a check pattern. 

Frankie Niblo was striking on her first appearance in a Jade green 
velvet dress, made very full, with the high neck, but backless bodice of 
sequins. Anothei gown worn by Miss Niblo was of yellow satin with 
litt'e bunches of jet fringe for trimmings, which also decorated the hem. 

Helen McMahon wore a frock of black net and silver that was dainty. 
It had wreaths of roses entwined with blue ribbon, placed effectively on 
the full skirt. Miss McMahon's "Scarecrow Pance" appeared just as 
Kood as ever. 

One recognized a piece of business used by Leon Errol in his "Qurst 
of Honor" sketch, where the butler taps the plate, for him to hear It 
rin. , breaking it in the end, only in this show they use a vase, instead 
of he plate. 

For the number "Early to Bed" the girls wore dainty pink satin sleep- 
ing suits, piped with pale blue ribbon. This number was <*ung by Lillian 
Keene attired in rose pink chiffon patterned In the same shade of 
sequins and hanging in a panel at the back while tied loosely at the 
waist was a nariow girdle of Jet. 

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Friday, March 4, 1921 


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v Actor V Equity Backing This nnd QJ»Wx .Restrictive. 
Legislative Measures Before Law Makers — One 
Demands Dressing Room Reform. 


The Mood of legislative measures 
now pending in the law-making 
bodies of the States of New York 
and Pennsylvania, which has for its 
collective object the imposing of a 
wide range of restrictions on show 
business in general, has been in- 
creased by three new bills, of a pro- 
posed restrictive nature. The three 
new measures introduced are New 
York State bills, one sponsored by 
Assemblyman Ueilly, and the other 
two by Senator Farrell. All three 
measures will have the backing of 
the Actors' Equity Association, that 
organization having gone on record 
as desiring such legislation and 
being credited with inspiring it. 

The third bill, regarded as the 
most important. < ffered by Sen. Far- 
rell, calls for the enactment of a law 
making it mandatory on the part of 
any manager sending a company 
out of the State of New York to 
file a bond of $250 for each member 
of the company, as a guarantee that 
in the event of the troupe stranding 
their fare will be paid back to New 
York. This bond is to be filed with 
some authorized officer of the State. 
In the case of a manager sending 
out a musical show with 75 people 
it would be necessary to file a bond 
tor $18,150. 

A producer sending out five musi- 
cal shows with an average cast and 
crew of 75 people, would have to file 
a bond for $93,750, and so on, ac- 
cording to the number of attractions 
and the number of the cast of each 
fhow sent out. It is understood a 
penalty is to be provided for in- 
fractions of the law, if it is adopted. 
The law would also operate against 
the producers of 80 burlesque shows. 

It is understood the Producing 
Managers' and Touring Managers' 
Associations will vigorously oppose 
the bond bill. 

The Reilly bill calls for all theatre 
dressing rooms to be above the 
street level, with an independent 
exit leading directly into a court or 
street, with ventilation by means of 
windows in external walls. .11 win- 
dows must bo arranged so they can 
be opened and none of the windows 
in outside walls shall have fixed 
sashes, iron grills or iron bars, a - 
cording to the piovisions of the 
proposed bill. The bill further pro- 
vales that every person, firm or cor- 
poration owning, managing or con- 
trolling a theatre shall provide a 
sufficient number of safe, clean and 
sanitary dressing rooms for theatri- 
cal performers appearing thereat. 
The bill gives the Labor Commis- 
si icner power to make rules and reg- 
ulations covering the section de- 
voted to the sanitary condition of 
dressing rooms and the number 
deemed as sufficient, likewise giving 
the commissioner authority to make 
inspections to see the law is car- 
ried out, as regard! these conditions. 

The Ueilly measure is an amend- 
ment to Article Two, Chapter 36, 
«ntit!ed "An act relating to labor, 
constituting Chapter 39 of the con- 
solidated laws." It has been re- 
ft i red to the Committee on Labor 
a id Industries. 

The other Farrell bill, which is an 
amendment to the Penal Law of 
New York State, would make it a 
misdemeanor on the part of any 
person, Arm or corporation owning, 
managing, operati: g or controlling 
a theatre or other place where the- 
atrical performances are given for 
an admission fee to have an under- 
study in the east of a show unless 
the fact of the substitution is an- 
nounced to the public by means of a 
sign, placard or poster placed in a 
conspicuous place at the main en- 
trance'of the theatre and likewise at 
or near the box office, in such man- 
ner as to be conveniently read by 
the public. 

This understudy matter is cov- 
ered by the section of the bill which 
states such signs, placards or post? 
ets must contain 'hereon a cast of 
the principal performers or partici- 
p: fits in such theatrical perform- 
a. cc. The giving of a performance 
without all of tbe nanus contained 
on the signs nt the entrance or at 

or near the box oll'n e would consti- 
tute a misdemeanor The bill fur- 
ther states nothing contained in it, 
however, shall be deemed to prevent 
the temporary change in a cast, 
provided such change be announced 
from the stage or a notice affixed to 
o. in the prograr . of su -h per- 

There are also pending in the New 
York State Legislature bill calling 
for a tax on outdoor advertising 
signs such as electrical ads for 
shows, a bill calling for the creation 
of a censor boan. for motion pic- 
tures, with a tax pro vision for each 
reel of film inspected, and a bill to 
license dance halls. 

In Pennsylvania a bill 1s pending 
that would impose a tax of 1 per 
cent, on the gro;s receipts of any 
performance such as vaudeville 
shows, plays, circuit.?, pictures, w .d 
West, athletic exhibitions given for 
an admission fee. Another Pennsyl- 
vania bill forbids any place of 
amusement to increase its prices of 
admission on any particular day of 
the week. Clovernor Sproul of 
Pennsylvania recently recommenced 
that a law be enacted placing a tax 
on billboards. 


Season in Los Angeles and Coast 
Tour Announced. 
Los Angeles, March 2. 

G. W. Stewart, formerly at the 
Hippodrome and Capitol in New 
York and more lately at the Cali- 
fornia here, has promoted the Cali- 
fornia Opera Co. here for a season 
of revivals of light opera at the 
Philharmonic auditorium beginning 
March 7. The initial offering will 
be "Iolunthc." Irene Pavloaka, 
mezzo soprano, antl Basil Ruysdale 
have been angaged. 

Stewart was the founder of the 
Commonwealth Opera Co. in New 
York. The organization had a brief 
season at the Park theatre. The 
organization here was started some 
timo ago and was to have opened 
its season late in* January. At the 
last minute the underwriter who 
guaranteed the financial backing 
for the project fell down on the job 
and then Stewart undertook to ob- 
tain the necessary backing for the 

Among the revivals that are 
promised by th;> company are 
"Robin Hood." 'The Fortune Tel- 
ler." "Serenade," "Fra Diavalo," 
"The Bohemian Girt'* and "The 
C usha." After th;> Los Angeles en- 
gagement the plans Include a tour 
of the Pacific Coast. 

Elopes with Scion of Wealthy 
Albany Family. 

Theatrical circles Were completely 
surprised by the announcement 
j from Palm Beach. Fla., Friday, of 
I the elopement-marriage of Miss 
| Georgette Cohan, daughter of George 
| M. Cohan and 'Sthel Levey, now 
' Mrs. Claude Graham White, to J. 
j William Souther, of Albany, N. Y., 
son of a wealthy paper manufac- 

The fact that Miss Cohan had taken 
a "Yankee Doodle boy" for her life 
partner was particularly pleasing to 
her father. In her wire to her father 
notifying him of the marriage, 
Georgette* said: 

"I've married a Yankee Doodle 
boy — wave the flag." 

The telegram brought this pa- 
ternal reply from America's famous 
theatrical prot'icer: 

"I don't know him. but I'm strong 
for him because he's an American." 
Mrs. White refused to make any 
comment, but her stepfather, fa- 
mous English aviator, declared: 

"They have our blessing and seem 
very happy. Yes, it was a complete 
surprise to us. No, there is noth- 
ing to say. He seems to be a very 
nice young chap." 

The bridegroom's parents, Mr. ar.d 
Mrs. Souther, who are wintering at 
Bellaire, Fla., were taken as much 
by surprise as were Mr. and Mrs. 
White, who were in Miami at the 
time of the elopement. Mr. Souther 
left Palm Beach Friday and passed 
the week end with his parents at 
their winter homo at Bellaire. 

Miss Cohan and Mr. Souther, ac- 
cording to dispatches from the win- 
ter resort, slipped quietly away 
Thursday night to West Palm 
Beach, where they were secretly 
married by Justice of the Peace 
George II. Smith. 


"Whirl of Town" Opens at Capital- 
Combination Show 


Los Angeles, March 2. 
William J. Kelly, the noted stock 
hading man, aeeompanied by Garry 
McGarry, arrived here last Wednes- 
day on their way to San Francisco. 
The two spent several days here 
visiting the studios and renewing 

friendships with players now on 

th»» coast. 

Kelly sailed from San FranciSCO 
for Australia yesterday. McGarry 

is returning to Los Angeles, w Inli- 
ne will remain for a short time 
before returning to New York. 

* The Whirl Of The Town" is the 
title given the new revue which the 
Shuberts are sending out with 
Jimmy Hussey in the lead. The 
attraction will open at Washington 
in xt Monday night. 

The show is a combination of "The 
Nine O'clock Revue," at the Cen- 
tury Promenade and Hussey's 
"Tattle Tales." However, it is said 
l)ii t two secnes of the latter show 
are to be used. Harold Atteiidge 
and Jean Schwartz wrote the 
'Whirr' BhOW.. 


Well Known . Leading Man Com 
mitted to Asylum 

Kalamazoo. Mich.. March 2. 
Franck C. Mills, for twenty years 
a leading man in Broadway legiti- 
mate productions, was sent from 
here to the state asylum for the 


Boston. March 2. 

The Copley Theatre in this city, 
which houses the Hen.'y Jewett 
Players, a company made up for 
the most part of Hnglish actors, is 
due to be torn down When work on 
constructing a new Street starts in 
the spring. 

The company Will probably select 
some other house, as they have quite 
a following. A siii: li theatix is nec- 
essary for them, and nt present there 
isn't another house of this charac- 
tei in Boston. 


Los Angeles March 2. 
Charles A. Kenyon has been or- 
dered by the courts here to pay his 
wife $73 a week alimony pending 
trial of her action for divorce. Mrs. 
Kenyon .originally filed suit in San 
Francisco, but the action was trans- 
I ferred here for trial. 

The playwright was also ordered 
'to accept responsibility of indebt- 
Icdnees of $600 Which was contracted 
by his wife. « 

Byron Changes Plays 

Arthur Byron will retire from the 
cast of "Transplanting .ban" at the 
end of the current Week In Phila- 
delphia and go into rehearsals at with ■ new play hy Vincent 
Lawrence entitled "The Ghost f'.c- 


Mary Nash, who is playing the 
Subway Circuit in 'Thy Name Is 
Woman," will take her entire com- 
pany to the coast at the eonelusion 
of her tour In Greater New York. 

Ouring her engagement In the 
west she will try out a new piece, 
written by her husband. Jose Ruben. 

New Farce For Miss Risdon 
Klizabeth Risdon will !>«• featured 
in -The Night Cap," a farce hy Cay 
Bolton and Max Marrih, which will 
be produced by Marvin. 


Whole Show TraVtla to Amuse 
N. Y. Convicts 

At Siag Sing last Sunday night a 
special performance of "The Bad 
Man'' vas played before the in- 
mates, the production being carried 
to Ossining from the Comedy 

Prior to the arrangement being 
inude for the special showing, a bit 
of uncommon humor came the way 
'oV f»oNaY<>'tViY s Klnr/»: ftho Vtar.5 hi tfrtf 
piece. It was in the form of a let- 
ter from a lifer at Sing Sing. The 
convict explained there wasn't a 
chance lor him to "beat the 
stretch," that he was alone in the 
world and that he would appreciate 
it if Blinn would send him some 
cigarettes. The letter was signed 
"from one bad man to another." 
Blinn raised $30 among the com- 
pany and matched that amount 
himself for the purchase of smokes 
for the lifer. 


Project for Whole Organiza- 
tion to Cross. 

AVERAGE $18,000 WK. 

Three-Day Stands Spread Out 
to Seven. 

The road company of "Lightnin' " 
is establishing a record fo.* non- 
musical attractions in the south. For 
the entire territory covered the 
piece has averaged $18,000 weekly. 
The strength of the piece is such 
that recognized three-day stands in 
the central west are being booked 
for a full week. 

There is but one "Lightnin'" on 
tour. Milton . Nobles is in the lead 
role. His son Milton Nobles, Jr., is 
in "Happy New Year," a new com- 
edy which John Golden will open 
at Atlantic City Easter Monday. 

A project is on foot to bring over 
to this country the Vier.csse Opera 
Company, from Austria, in the near 
future. .Whether the ventare will 
prove too large an undertaking is a 
fact being reckoned with by those 
contemplating the attempt before 
any definite action is taken. 

The plan calls for the company to 
open lure in either the Manhattan 
or the Lexington. 

If the Ausirian organization, 
which is su]. ported by go\ernmer.t 
subsidies in a manner similar to i.hat 
which upheld the famous Russian 
Ballet, is rrought over it will cross 
intact, including an orchestra of 125 
pieces, scenety, costumes, execu- 
tives and stage crew. Inasmuch as 
the government supports the sing- 
ers u Is Lc'nevea that the passage 
would be made aboard a ship be- 
longing to the republic. 

Plans, for the carrying out in full 
of the enterprise, are still i. their 
infancy with much to be done before 
their completion. However, .. is not 
beyor.d the realm of possibility that 
Vienesse opera, ia the original pres- 
entation, will be* seen here within a 


George White Show Meets Water- 
loo in Philadelphia. 


Nathan Burkan has started suit 
for the H. Robert Law Scenic 
Studios John Cort for $929. 

According to the complaint the 
Law studios submitted models for 
the scenery for "Roly Boly Eyes," 
which were made by Van Acker- 
man, then in the employ of Law. 
Later Ackerman left Law and se- 
cured the contract for painting and 
building the scenery for the pro- 
duction. The $929 asks for repre- 
sents the cost of making the models. 

Philadelphia. March 2. 

George White cut his appearance 
| in his "Scandals" nere when busi- 
ness dived. He is on for the last 
few minutes of the show, but last 
week remained in New York. An 
attempt to bolster patronage by 
cutting the scale failed. It is 
claimed this is the only important 
stand where the attraction has 
fallen down. 

"Scandals" went to "Washington, 
White again going into the show. 

''Turn to Right" Opens Veak. 

New Orleans, March 2. 
A rather below average company 
opened at the Tulane Sunday to the 
smallest house attending an opening 
this season. The company is veak 
and it is doubtful if itr. takings will 
reach $6,000 on the week. 


Show Set, but Called Off When Author-Manager 
and John Zanft Clash — Piece Goes to Storehouse 
— Park May Present Pictures Balance of Season. 

"His Sweethearts" with Louis 
.Mann was suddenly booked into the 
Park late .last week and was adver- 
tised to open Monday. Saturday, 
however, before the contract was 
signed the deal was called off and 
Earl Carroll sent the piece to the 
storehouse. A wordy battle oetwee i 
the author-manager and John 
Zanft of the, William Fox offlce led 
to the cancellation by the latter just 
prior to signin ; the contract. 

Fox secured the Park under an 
arrangement with Lawrence Anhalt 
calling for thirty-one weeks, which 
is the period yet to go on the An- 
halt lease of the house. Fox will 
present pictures at the Park or sub- 
lease it for similar exhibition. With 
TTnonth open before a feature was 
ready "His Sweethearts," which 
opened at the Bronx Opera House 
last week, was accepted, *he piece 
to stay at least two weeks. The 
Carroll show had been booked Into 
the Majestic, Brooklyn, but "Thy 
Name Is Woman" was sent there in- 
stead, which left the Park the only 
available spot. 

"His Sweethearts" is the rewrit- 
ten "Daddy Dumplins" which Car- 
roll ai.d (Jeorge Barr McCutcheon 
wrote aiid which ran for about six 
weeki at the Republic. With 
Sweethearts" bavin;, been out but 
one Week, Carroll must pay salaries 
for this week, the cancellation cost- 
ing him around $.1,500. 

A royalty suit was report ft 1 with 

McCutcheon as eomplalnat.t, ihe 

• lory being thai the i ew show 

'played to 1120.000 and that $10,000 

was due. Carroll explained the ac- 
tion as having been started by San- 
ger & Jordan, without his collabo- 
rator's knowledge. The royalty due 
McCutcheon actually grossed some- 
thing like $1,750, of which $500 was 
paid In advance ar.d the balance 


Los Angeles, March 2. 

Lee Parvin is handling the pub- 
licity *hera for the Frank Hgan 
presentation of "Penrod" in which 
Wesley Barry is starred at the 
Little theatre. 

The piece has caught on very 
well and indications are that it 
can remain for_o, rup. The .bouse, 
has a small capacity but business 
is almost at the $5,000 mark weekly. 


Philadelphia, March 2. 
Gus Hill has rented the Metropol- 
itan Opera House here for two 
weeks as an experiment, and will 
Open with "Bringing Up Father." 
He formerly played his shows at the 
old Walnut Street and is charging 
the same price— 25 cents to $1. 


Boston, March 2. 
At the end of this month the sto k 
company playing at the Maiden Au- ' 
dttOrlum will cease. The house hn ; 
been tak. n aver by a film concern, 
and, as there is no other theatre 

available in the cit\, the stock com- 
pany Is out of luck. 

Friday, March 4, 1921 





Lawyer GatdsinUh G&l* Otdtt Pmetlihg ActbY fr6in Interference During 
Adjudication — Believe Boycott Would Be Actionable as Contempt of 
Court — Danbury Hatters Ruling Cited. 

. The Actors' Equity Association, 
the I. A. T. S. E. and the Musical 
Mutual Protective Association were 
warned this week by Frederick E. 
Goldsmith, attorney for Jimmy 
Hussey, that if they attempted to 
interfere with Hussey's uppeatance 
in thfr Shuberts* "The Whirl of the 
Town," which has some of the 
scenes of "Tattle Tales," the matter 
would be taken into court and It is 
believed contempt proceedings 
against the three orgai izations 
would be started, since Hussy is 
now, a bankrupt and is under the 
protection of the court. The warn- 
ing was sent out following an al- 
leged threat over the telephone ten 
days ago to Shubert that un- 
less Hussey was dismissed mem- 
bers of the three organizations 
would be "rulled" out of the show 
because of salaries owed them for 
services, in "Tattle Tales," when 
Hussey had that attraction on the 

The identity of the person mak- 
ing the threat was not disclosed, 
but such a message was received. 
William Klein, attorney for Shub- 
erts, advised Mr. Goldsmith of the 
message, following Hussey having 
related it to his attorney. 
Letters of Warning 

The letters of warning were sent 
out Monday, all being essentially 
alike. The communication to the 
musical union, however, specifically 
mentions Joseph Weber. Though 
the latter is head of the national 
union (Federation), it is under- 
stood he has been locking after 
matters of Local No. 1 since the in- 
ternal troubles in that organization. 
The letter read: 

February 24, 1921. 
•'Musical Mutual Protective Union, 
"211 East 85th St., 
"New York City. 

"Our client, James Hussey. in- 
forms us that his employer,. Mr. 
Shubert, has told him that, Mr. 
Weber, representing your union, 
has called upon him to discontinue 
Mr. Hussey's employment, threaten- 
ing that unless he did so, the mem- 
bers of your organization would re- 
fuse to continue their services for 
, Mr. Shubert in the forthcoming pro- 
duction of "Tattle Tales." 

"As the members of your organ- 
ization and yc yourself undoubt- 
edly know, Mr. Hussey was duly 
adjudicated a bankrupt on Feb. 8, 
1921, in the United States District 
Court for the Southern District of 
New York and has submitted him- 
self to the jurisdiction and protec- 
tion of that Court. 

"If the facts be as reported to us — 
and of this wo have no doubt the 
conduct of the members of your 
organization in unjustifiably and 
tinwarrentedly interfering with our 
client's occupation and with the ful- 
fillment of the contract entered Into 
between him and his employer con- 
stitutes a distinct and flagrant vio- 
lation of law. 

"Our reason for calling this mat- 
ter to your attention is that we feel 
certain that you will see the ad- 
visability of prevailing upon the 
members of your organization to 
discontinue their attack upon Mr. 
Hussey to the end that we may not 
be forced to resort to tlie legal pro- 
ceedings which are available for the 
protection of our client's rights in 
the premises. 

"Please let rs hear from yon ns 
speedily as possible so that we may 
bo guided accordingly. 

"Yours very truly. 

If. J. & F. E. Goldsmith." 

Suit3 by Equity Me.-nbcrs 
Husuey was declared a bankrupt 
An February 8. Suhsequei civil 

suits were started by member! of 
the A. K. A. Under aCtloiS making 
the defendant liable to arrest and 
an attorney made Ihrea! :<» secure 
* warrant. Mr. Goldsmith how. • 
had secured from Peter R Olney, 
referi <• ,ii ill" hank root i .. proceed - 
Ings. an ord r ■ <■ rjte i ntt Hui ej f< i 

a y ar r cm t! 

io <:. 

c < f I: I • ad 

bankrupt on civil processes . . . 
until twelve months after the ad- 
judication, or if within that time 
the bankrupt applies for a discharge 
then and until the question of such 
discharge is determined." 

Tlu order is dated Feb. 10, 1921. 

Another remedy, however, was 
open. The claimants for money due 
from Hussey were working under 
contracts (A. E. A. forms or Chorus 
Equity Association forms). Under 
the law the contracts call for salary 
and not wages and actions for re- 
covery do not call for arrest. Under 
the contract idea tho players were 
artists working for salary, not la- 
borers working for wages. 

Hussey contends through his at- 
torney, Mr. Coldsmith, that he is a 
ward of the court and that under 
an act created by Congress, furnish- 
ing an opportunity to bankrupts to 
rehabilitate themselves any attempt 
of the unions interfering with him, 
is an attempt to take the adjudica- 
tion of the bankruptcy into their 
own hands, which would be in con- 

Injunction Threatened 

The attorney stated that any at- 
tempt of the three organizations 
to interfere with Hussey's vocation 


A. E. A. Decides Ptomaines Are No 
Alibi for Lertcra. 

-'"'i' ation h .i ! ankrupt. The ordei 
r ' '' "' »rd •!•< (i thai all personsand 
officers l ,. ttml they li •. "i y are 
Prohibited [roni arresting the said 

Joe Lertora last Monday pa'd Ed- 
gar MacGregor something like $600 
in frappe cash. The A. E. A. made 
him. Lertora, playing in "The 
Sweetheart Shop," MacGregor's 
show, left it flat in Denver several 
weeks ago. He became ill after eat- 
ing oysters, he said. He backed 
the assertion with Several certifi- 
cates from local physicians. Mac- 
Gregor, apprised by wire of the situ- 
ation at his New York office, ordered 
an understudy into the Lertora role. 
Lertora came East. Ptomaines were 
hinted at by certificates of the 
doctors. MacGregor, greeting the 
actor on his arrival in New York, 
suggested a Lakcwood stay to con- 

Lertora said he'd no doubt b? all 
right with a lay-off for a while. The 
incident was revived to the producer 
when fellow professionals along 
Broadway started telling him that 
for a sick man Lertora was getting 
a lot of fun out of life. Then came 
reports to the manager that Lertora 
seemed dangerously near signing up 
with a certain other producer. Mac- 
Gregor investigated. Then he hauled 
Lertora before the A. E. A. The 
association's verdict gave MacGre- 
gor the six C. to cover the two 
weeks' notice and the incidental 
railroad expenses involved. Ler- 
tora is out of a job. 

by ordering their members not to 
work with him, would supply 
grounds for Injunction proceedings. 
He also believed the conditions to 
be the same as in the Danbury Hat- 
ters' cases, which resulted in suits 
for recovery against individual 
members of the union. 

Prior to Hussey's petition in bank- 
ruptcy, Mr. Goldsmith was in touch 
with the office of Paul N. Turner, 
to which he offered to settle to the 
amount of $400, the claims of fifteen 
girls totaling $600. It was* explained 
the defendant was on the verge of 
bankruptcy and that it might be 
possible to make a compromise set- 
tlement with other creditors if the 
Hussey offer was accepted. The 
A. E. A. through its attorney re- 
fused, however, and Hussey was 
pressed with litigation in the Mu- 
nicipal Court. 

"The Whirl of The Town," in 
which Hussey is to be featured, is 
due to open in Washington next 
Sunday night and may later be 
brought into New Ycrk, with Cen- 
tury Roof mentioned. The show, 
though it has a portion of Hussey's 
"Tattle Tales," is said to have been 
largely rewritten, new costumes pro- 
vided and new score and book. 

On Wednesday Mr. Goldsmith re- 
ceived a letter in reply from Mr. 
Turner stating he would make an 
examination of the facts. The letter 
stated: "1 have no information as 
to the cause of complaint against 
Hussey and so cannot see why his 
being adjudicated a bankrupt should 
be a reason why members of the 
Actors' Equity Association should 
work for him if they do not wish to 
do so." 

Hussey is not presenting the show, 
which is being put out by the Shu- 


Leo Stark Brings Action Against 
J. A. O'Brien 


Baltimore! March t, 
• The spring's joint production by 
David Belaseo arid Charles Froh- 
man, Inc., will be "The Romantic 
Young Lady," which they will pre- 
sent at Ford's next week with 
Martha Hodman In the leading role. 
The new comedy is the work of G. 
MarUn gg Sierra, ajid tjhe adaptation 
has been made by Helen and Gran- 
ville Barker. 

Another new show of Which an- 
nouncement has just been made will 
also be here next week when Leo 

Dltrlchsteln appears In hii new 

play, "Toto." a comedy on Parisian 
life, in which he will be suppoited 
by a cast that includes Phoebe 
Foster, Albert Brown Frances i"n- 
derwood Joan Robertson, Edward 
S e, Orlando Daly and Lee Miller. 

As the result of a letter written 
by J. Arthur O'Brien to the Actors' 
Equity Association in which various 
charges twere made against Leo 
Stark, the latter through his attor- 
ney, Monroe Goldstein, started a 
criminal libel action against O'Brien. 
Both men were in the cast support- 
ing Chauncey Olcott for the last 
two seasons and differences between 
them finally led to the charges. 

A hearing slated In the West Side 
Court Wednesday was put over for 
one .week. The A. B. A. was 
subpeoned to appear in court and 
produce the O'Brien letter. When 
Frank Gillmore was served, some 
feeling resulted because he had been 
served in the A. E. A. rooms. 

The matter was to have come up 
for consideration in the A. E. A. 
this week, but, too, was postponed 
pending the hearing in the libel 

Doston M .». i '1. 

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i f t!. shew .'. \nv. 1 l< pi« ;- la 
«.-) ", he shov i i h 'd tiled '• *T»> 
hen until t! i I ol ne::l v 
aril] ther m to Baltimore, Was' 
Ington and op< n • ki ChU >"• R • i • 


Erlanger to Start Rehearsals at 
Once for New Musical Show 

A. L. Erlanger will shortly pro- 
duce a new musical comedy which 
will carry the title of "Two Little 
GTfla fri y:iu>-."" The cast i.- now be- 
ing engaged for the piece and it is 
expected rehearsals will start with- 
in the next two weeks. 

Fred Jackson Is the author «>f the 
book) While Paul Lannin, son of the 
former owi er i t the Boston "Red 
sox." wrote the melodies. Ned 
\v< 3 1 urn \ ill Cn the staging. 


l i by Mo «on remains with "Jim 
Jam Jems" after . '. notwithstand- 
ing h< was Civ i ' 01 ice a week Dl 
' » ". Ti • v <>i i management t<>! 

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• 'i mi,: ; .- ic r < omedtan m the 

A fter 3 < '. - the It fended 

, ..< > m • people J( . uled 

wdii 4 i i | • • • i t < lain Mason 

and i!:e notice yui accordingly >• 
; acindetsj 

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C. S. Wheeler Quits— "Up to 
You" Cost $143,000. 

There has heen u dissolution of 
the forces of William Mooi,e Batch 
Productions, Clifford Slater 

Wheeler, vice president of the con- 
cern, now being on his own. 
Wheeler secured the backing for 
"It's Up To You," which Patch pro- 
duced in the fall. A statement 
sent to the stockholders showed the 
piece had cost $143,000 to put on. 
The interests of Wheeler and sev- 
eral relatives will be retained in that 
play alone. • 

Wheeler is a young Yale grad- 
uate. He went to the coast in 
1914, becoming interesting in mov- 
ing pictures until the war broke 
out. He will produce pictures and 
will also enter the legitimate field, 
planning a musical show for next 
season. "The Sweetheart Shop," 
produced by Patch and Edgar Mac- 
Gregor last season, which caught on 
strongly in Chicago, was financed by 
St. Louis caoital. Sydney Dillon 
Ripley, said to be a society man, 
was concerned with Patch in the 



Comedy Chicago Loved Gooe to Cold 

• Chicago. March 2. 

••Happy-CJo-Lucky" ("Tilly of 
Bloomsbury") will close this week 
at the end of its run at the Play- 
house, where A. H. Woods made a 
small fortune with it. . 

It was to go to Boston, and 
"Gertie's Garter" was to follow it 
hen. but a change gave the garter 
comedy the Boston opening and left 
this one in th<* air, and Woods does 
not regard it as a road attraction of 

This piece has been one of the 
instanees of Chicago taking warmly 
to a New York failure, as the ven- 
ture was not regarded as a success 
on Broadway. 

Impost on Box Office Gross 
Ruinous, Says Love 

A famine of legitimate shows in 
Pennsylvania is the fear of local 
mrtim^v.v i?' >'hr- t%fKM$$ U>k >0rftr»>Hi 
posed by Governor Sproul becomes 
a reality. 

Indignation and alarm were ex- 
pressed by theatre folk here last 
week when the newspapers carried 
the story of the Governor's proposi- 
tion to tax the gross receipts of 
theaVres and moving picture houses. 

Thomas B. Love, head of the 
Xlrdllnger string of legit houses 
here, voiced the sentiment of the 
managers on the proposed tax. 

"It would mean probable ruina- 
tion," said Mr. Love. "As far as 
theatres booking straight produc- 
tions which generally run closer to 
Uie wind than " the picture and 
vaudeville houses. 

"The house management cannot 
stand a thing more, and if we 
passed the tax on to the com- 
panies, the chances are that they 
would keep away — from the State. 
On the other hand, if we passed the 
tax along, as we might have to do, 
to the public, there would be pro- 
test, because of the public's present 
feeling in regard to taxes of any 

"Many of the legislators do not 
have the slightest idea as to tho 
financial status of the theatres. 
They have the idea that we make 
millions and can afford to ignore a 
relatively small tax, but they are 

"The proposed State tax in ques- 
tion would deliver a dangerous blow 
at legitimate houses throughout the 

According to tho story which 
comes from Harrisburg, Governor 
Sproul will confer with State Chair- 
man Crow and other State leaders 
some time thiH week on the question 
of proposed taxes to raise aJdi- 
tional revenue. 

The Governor gave an Inkling of 
his attitude towards this theatre 
tax bill with the remark that the 
theatre and motion-picture inter- 
ests had taken $80,000,000 out of the 
State last year. 

Audrey Maple in "Brevities" 
Audrey Maple left for Boston this 
week, where she will join "Broad- 
way Brevities" as prima donna. 
She will step into the cast as soon 
as possible. 


Lurid Advertising, Promising Rare Anatomical Ex- 
hibit, Causes Mayor to Ban It and Judge Upholds 
Him — Money Refunded to Public. 

Toledo, O., March 2. 
Barred by the mayor from open- 
ing his girl show here, after an ex- 
pensive and lurid advertising cam- 
paign, A. B. Marcus took his case to 
the courts here and again lost. The 
court not only upheld the notion of 
Mayor Schrclbcr. but ordered the 
S.ixon Auditorium, where the show 

was hilled for three days at $2 t<.p, 
to refund money taken in advance, 
and roundly .oejlOUOCej] l he sho.yv. 
Judge Curtii Johnson, in his de- 
eision, said: 

"I'.y the exhibits before this court 
I am going to eall this show sala- 
cious and morally rotten* This la 
not a matter where the equity of 
this court can he called upon, it is 
] matter for the mayor and hh : po- 
ii< •• to decide what action they may 
iai<<> in ns|i'ct,io dance J.-iiis and 
shows in iiii.-- city, if men win» put 
thousands of dollars r:fi» this eorl 
of business t.ik<> a eh&ht e ihey 
muM »■<■ ? the consequences <»r their 

r.« ts \vt n they hill fi»n| of the law." 

v\ v i ; : t t he rel us< d t«» gj . 
.Mi!'i ,m injunction restraining 

r r » i.rn lnt< i f'Tir,-; wit tt tlu 

Tl " \. nolo town was ai ou < d b t 
• i ■ \ n i-inn <if Mai ' u . v. !..■ h 
\\.s particularly during. In addi< 
'i« n \>> prominent diaplays <•! audi 
women •mdi i the caption: "kStu- 

dents of Anatomy, Attention!" lit 
quoted from previous reviews of his 
show In which newspaper critics 
commented on the nude displays 
unfavorably. The ads, 'occupying 
two columns in the 'local papers, 
were in glaring blacks and whites 
and, v hen they were called to the 
attention of Mayor Schreiber, he 
promptly ordered the police to pre- 
vent the show's opening. 

Polios were put on guard at the 
Saxon Auditorium while the people 
came up to fret tboir mc.nry, tmid to 
have been about $2,000. When time 
hung heavy on their hands the cops 
played checkers on Marcus' famous 
black and white automobile. 

Mayor Schreiber was the chief 
witness in tho Injunction proceed- 
ings and there was a great attend- 
ance nt tin; court in the cxp<<-ta- 
llon oi seeing, in the flesh, the oirla 
s<» alluringly pictured In the ads. 


i;. l*uy Coeta will lake over the 

management oi As You Were" 

after 'his week The corporation 

inally producing the pieOf here 

included a II, Wood-, of. 0, Bent- 
i I- .r .1 a Mr. Ackorman, who have 
withdrawn, turning , over the prop- 
city to Coots, who assumes all 

Imaneial responsibility and manure* 



Friday, March 4, 1921 


- Afgar," Central (17th week). Has 
four weeks more to go. Show 
will not be sent on tour until 
next season; Delysia will sail for 
Paris early next month for vaca- 
tion, returning in the fall. D. W. 
-Griffith'!* lecture v\J ) S^eeV.' 
to succeed. 

*Bad Man," Comedy (26th week). 
Stuck to eight performances last 
week, management being opposed 
to extra matinees. Business con- 
tinues strong, with the business 
pace constant at $12,000 weekly. 

■Blue Eyes," Casino (2d week). 
Heady demand for this new mu- 
sical show, names in the cast be- 
ing credited. Agency buy makes 
it safe for good takings for first 
six weeks. Takings iirst week 
surprised wiseacres with well over 
$21,000 drawn. 

"Broken Wing," 4Sth Street (13th 
week). This comedy has been a 
money maker since opening. Last 
week, with an extra performance, 
pulled gross back to $11,000. 

"Cornered," Astor (13th week). The 
holiday aided in sending this 
drama back to a $15,000 gross. 
There was no extra performance 
last week, however. 

"Dear Me," Republic (7th week). 
Nine performances last week sent 
gross upward again, the takings 
going to $11,700. Attraction suc- 
cessful to date, though not count- 
ed with big money winners. Is 
strongest house has had in some 

"Dcburau," Belasco (11th week). 
Nine performances here and a 
new record for the Belasco es- 
tablished at $20,450. Saturday 
scale for holiday shows aided. 

"Emperor Jones," Princess (5th 
week). Was originally booked in 
for four weeks; engagement 
made indefinite. Daily matinees 
of "Diffrent." Together business 
last week went to $7,500; very 
good figure for 300 -seat house. 

"Enter, Madame," Fulton (29th 
week). Ten performances last 
week; attraction has been playing 
nine. Additional matinee with 
Washington's Birthday sent gross 
to around $17,000. 

"First Year," Little (20th week). 
Ten performances last week here 
also. With increased scale, gross 
was lofted to around $14,500; 
house seats 520. Comedy smash. 

"Gold Diggers," Lyceum (74th 
week). Got its full share of the 
holiday trade, with the gross hit- 
ting $16,400. That was gained 
with an extra performance; nine 
shows last week. Still capacity. 

"Good Times," Hippodrome (30th 
week). Big holiday trade found 
reaction late last week, but big 
house hit a gross of $67,800, which 
beats last year's Washington 
Birthday week. 

"Greenwich Village Follies," Shu- 
bert (27th week). Knda run on 
Saturday, with Boston the first 
road stand. "Her Family Tree" 
moves over from Lyric. 

"Her Family Tree," Lyric (10th 
week). Nora Bayes takes her 
show to Shubert, Lyric getting a 
picture, "Four Horsemen of Apo- 
calypse.'* Bayes show has been 
doing fair business, takings over 
$14,000 last week. 

"In the Night Watch," Century (6th 
week). Demand for this melo- 
drama remains strong, with the 
cut rates doing heavy trade. Last 
week the takings beat $19,000 in 
eight performances. 

"Irene," Vanderbilt (67th week). 
Extra matinee, with night scale 
for the holiday, gave the musical 
run record winner $18,600 last 
week. Capaelty right along. Looks 
like it will go into the summer.* 

"Ladies' Night," (El tinge (30th 
week). Heeord for house estab- 
lished last week with $17,300; 
nine performances. "The White 
Villa," special matinee attraction, 
player to $1,300 in three after- 

"Lady Billy," Liberty (12th week). 
Stuck to eight performances, but 
bettered the predicted gross for 
the holiday week, the figures be- 
Ing $22,231. Has been a big money 
maker since it opened. 

"Little Old New York," Plymouth 
(liOth week). Beat $13,000 with 
nine performances last Week. 
Strength of thla comedy shown by 
the fact that it has a dash of 
Irish, without Lent denting its 

"LightninV Gaiety (120th Week). 

Broadway's marvel sailed the big 
money division last Week with 
f is. 700 in. Cave io perform - 
ftnros, with the increased scales 
for Washington's 'Birthday. 

"Macbeth," Apollo (3d, week). In 
spite of panning this show got 
$13,000 last Week \» I au-e of ;i poli- 
cy buy. Failure of demand to 
show any Activity Indicates piec< 
to be season's most disappointing 
failure. Practically entire buy 
allotment dumped into cut fates. 
No real call there either, and 
brokers tearing up many tickets. 

"Mary Rose," Empire tilth week). 
Will run until Easter (late this 
month), then go on tour. Limited 
appeal, with Barrle name stronger 
than play itself. Drew $9,700 last 
week; eight performances. Pro- 
duction for John and Eth.fl Harry- 
more being readied. 

"Mary," Knickerbocker (20th week). 
With nine performances the gross 
last week went to $22,000. Strong 
box-ofilce trade continues. 

"Meanest Man in the World," Hud- 
son (21st week). Played tc $14,- 

• coo tact veek* the. bpbd«Y J»Jus, an 
extra matinee accounting for 
jump. Figures to run through 

"Miss Lulu Bett," Belmont (10th 
week). With nine performances 
this small-town book-comedy 
went to $9,000; very good gross 
for this small house. Show start- 
ed badly but should turn eat a 
money maker. 

"Nice People," Marc Klaw (1st 
week). Was to have gone on last 
week, but house was not finished 
and premiere was delayed until 
Wednesday night of this week. 

"Passing Show of 1921," Winter 
Garden (10th week). doing 
strongly, with ' the gross better 
than $30,000. Figures as one of 
the best Garden shows because of 
comedy values. 

"Prince and Pauper," Selwyn (18th 
week). Another week to go. 
Scheduled to open the new Hanna 
theatre, Cleveland. House is sup- 
posed to get a picture undr guar- 
antee arrangement. Takings fell 
off sharply of late, indicating run 
spent. ^ 

"Peg o* My Heart," Cort (3d wee!?). 
Its second week won an excellent 
gross at $2.50 top, the show get- 
ting over $15,800 in nine perform- 
ances. Revival looks good for a 

"Rollo's Wild Oat," Punch & Judy 
(15th week). Takings last week 
were the best thus far, with the 
exception of the Christmas-New 
Year's period. Gross was $7,300; 
nine performances; arrangement 
calls for piece running through 
balance of season. Matinees of 
playlets started this week. 

"Rose Girl," Ambassador (4th week). 
Trade here continues better than 
predicted. Last week it drew $16,- 
000. Holiday aided, but no extra 

"Sally," New Amsterdam Ulth 
week). For first time since it 
ppened Broadway's leader in de- 
mand and gross played an extra 
performance. Gross went to $39,- 
100; one of the biggest weeks in 
history of house. 

"Romance," Playhouse (1st week). 
This revival with Doris, 
who played it four years in Eng- 
land, opened Monday night. May 
complete season here. 

"Skin Game," Bijou (20th week). 
Down to around $7,000 weekly 
now. Special matinee attraction 
opened in house Monday, "The 
Tyranny of Love," with star cast. 

"Samson & Delilah," 39th St. (10th 
week). Extra matinee here last 
week, the gross going a little over 
$9,000. Attraction will probably 
last until Easter, then take to the 

"Spanish Love," Maxine Elliott (30th 
week). Counts as one of the dra- 
matic successes of the season. 
Has been pulling good though not 
big grosses. Ought to last out the 
season. Got $13,000 last week. 

"The Bat," Morosco (2Xth week). 
Drew $21,000 gross last week, 
with the extra matinee in. Plans 
for road companies other than 
Chicago, but strength of mystery 
play should keep it on Broadway 
into summer or longer. 

"The Green Goddess," Booth (7th 
week). Best gross of run last 
week, more than $14,000 in. Th- 
figure represents capacity through- 
out week, plus standing room. 

"The Tavern," Cohan (23d week). 
Played an extra performance last 
week, the gross going to $12,900. 
Piece has remained for very good 
run and will be plugged, with com- 
pletion of season in view. 

"The Mirage," Times Sq. (2:?d week); 
Has been heavily cut-rated of late. 
Is slated for the road this month, 
with "Maid to Love" named as the 
succeeding attraction. "Cradle 
Song" for special matinees r.tarted 
this week. 

"Tip Top," Globe (22d week). Sec- 
ond best figure of the run secured 
last week, when $31,440 w;»s 
drawn, the business for New 
Year's week being high, as with 
ihe other attractions. Nine per- 
formances; advanced scale Mon- 
day and Tuesday night last week, 

"Three Live Ghosts," (Bayes «2.'M 
week). Went to $10,000 last week 
Is a good buy in cut rates and 
continued support from then' will 
keep attraction In Indefinitely. 

"The Champion," Long acre (1*th 
week). Had its best gross las! 
week, with the holiday aid and 
extra matinee! 
$15,00.0. Should 
In re easiiy. 

"Wake Up, Jonathan," Henry Mill' r 
(Tth week). With an extra mati- 
nee the gross went to $H».nno Inst 
week. Attraction moderate suc- 


"Woman of Bronze," Frazeo (20th 
week). Drew $11,500 last Week, 
with extra performance in. Mar- 
garet Anglin has "Joan" ready, 
but present vehicle should hold up 

until spring* 

"Welcome Stranger," Sam H. Hauls 
(2",th week). Extra matinee and 

the holiday scale sent this COmtd) 

upward, with the gross last week 
hitting over $18,300. 
"Way Down East," 44th St. (27th 
week). Getting $14,000 weekly 

"Over the 


Hill," Broadhurat (22d 



Takings shaded 

finish out sea on 

• • < <•»»...- » *, 

Trade Generally Off— Seven 
Changes Listed. 

The Manhattan Opera House, ac- 
cording to stories in New York 
dailies. Is on the market for $1,000,- 
000. The recent decision whereby 
the daughters of the late Oscar 
Hammerstein were awarded a Judg- 
ment of $124,000 against their step- 
► mot-her* . !»..<*«Jd >to .Jhe ope <\X Xhy 
factors in the situation. 

Chicago, March 2. 

Seven new shows billed for the 

boards between now and next week. 

My Lady Friends," "Cognac" and 

"When We Are Young" never 

seemed to catch on. The first had 

a run of four weeks, while the other 
two lived only two weeks. Most of 
the current shows gave an extra 
matinee Tuesday, with matinees on 
Wednesday and Saturday. A few 
of them just switched their matinee 
from Wednesday to Tuesday, doing 
away with the extra pay i erform- 
ance and grabbing off the gravy on 
the holiday. 

Estimates for the week: 

"Shavings" (Powers, 1st week). 
Looks good for eight weeks. Played 
its matinee Tuesday, doing away 
with Wednesday matinee. Getting 
a great play from women and chil- 
dren; $12,000. 

"Fancnon- Marco Satires" (Olym- 
pic, 5th week), $12,600; got $1,600 
Tuesday matinee. Strikes out for 
Eastern time, following its eight 
weeks of fairly prosperous city 

"Irene" (Garrlck, 13th week), $29,- 
500, with matinees Tuesday, Wed 1 - 
nesday and Saturday. Moves into 
Studebaker next week. "East Is 
West" coming into the Garri/.i for 
a limited run, with "Midnight 
Rounders" due in April to try for 
summer run. 

"Way Down East" (Woods, 11th 
week). Slipped about $1,500; grossed 

"Follies" (Colonial, 9th week. 
Under $40,000, with extra matinee. 
Monday and Tuesday business con- 
siderably off. "The Night Eoat" 
coming in next week for six weeks. 

"Dulcy" (Cort, 1st week). $11,000. 
Seems to have caught on, with 
chances good for a run of ten or 
twelve weeks. Local critics very 
complimentary to show and players. 

"The Tavern" (Cohan's Grand, 
4th week). With extra matinee, 
pulled $19,500. Seems to be getting 
stronger as it goes along. 

"When We Are Young" (La Salle. 
1st week), $7,000. Never had a 
chance. Leaving after next week, 
making room for "Kissing Time." 
with William Norrls and Edith Tal- 

"The Bat" (Princess, 9th week). 
The demand for this success is es- 
tablishing a record that will be 
hard to beat; $22,352, with matinees 
Tuesday, Wednesday and Saturday. 

"At the Villa Rose" (Illinois, 4th 
week). Business lamentable. 
"Hitchy-Koo" opened Sunday to 
packed house. 

"My Lady Friends" (Central, 3d 
week), $6,000. Only one more week 
and then "The Heart of Erin." with 
Walter Scanlon, for four weel.s. 

"Happy - Go - Lucky" (Playhouse, 
lath week), $8,900. "Woman to 
Woman," with Wilette Kershaw, 
opening March 6. 

"Cognac" (Studebaker. 1st week). 
Never had a chance; show did not 
gross $4,000, several nights holding 
under $200 gross. "Irene" comes in 
next week for indefinite run, mov- 
ing 'rom the Garrick. 

"The Famous Mrs. Fair" (Black- 
stone, 9th week), $10,000. One more 
week, then Patricia Collinge in 
"Just Suppose." 

"Mecca" (Auditorium. 5th 
$44,000 in ten performances, 
nomenal publicity helping. 



Other Attractions Do Well— 
"Mary" Draws $23,000. 

Boston, March 2. 

As il was (he only new show in 
town and had been extensively ad- 
vertised, "Aphrodite" got the big 
play here Monday night, the Indi- 
cations being that the show would 
do a whale of a business during 
the limited stay, it is playing at a 
$.{ top at the Boston Opera House 
and the house had a groaa of about 
$."i,ooo for the opening performance, 

Buaineaa at the other houses dur- 
ing the week w;is except ionn llv 
••""<! for the most part. All bill 

one of the legitimate theatres had 
u special matinee on Tuesday and 
this Increased the weekly takings. 
Traffic, which was Interfered with 

hy the big snowstorm, was normal 
after Monday night. 

"Mary," which is playing a re- 
peat in this city, where it start ed 
ami ran for several months Into the 
fall of last year, is the wonder of 
the town so far. The takings for 

the week have seldom fallen below 

the $-0,000 mark and last week the 

Jim Thornton has been In court 
again. This time he accuses a 
restaurant proprietor of short- 
changing him $375, but the restau- 
rant man declares Thornton is try- 
ing to collect the money twice. 
Thornton handed the man a $500 
bill in payment of $125 and re- 
ceived an I. O. U, payable the next 
day. The restaurant man produced 
witnesses who testified, he gave 
Thornton the money, but that 
Thornton did not have the I. O. U. 
with him. 

pleural cavity and it was said hl% 
condition again was critical. 

The watchman of the Thalia the- 
tre on the Bowery was found dead 
in a dressing room, a revolver un- 
der his head. Police declare he 
was murdered, but mystery sur- 
rounds the case. One theory is a 
duel was fought on the stage as 
the dead man was shot through 
the forehead, left breast and abdo- 

Little Oeorgle Wolcott, 9, son 
of William Wolcott, has beeji 
awarded a verdict for $60,000 by a 
jury in the N. Y. Supreme Court 
against an apartment house owner, 
because of injuries received in an 
elevator accident. The boy, who 
appeared with Laurette Taylor in 
"Happiness." and also in "The 
Betrothal," "The Piper" and "Seven 
Miles to Arden," has been in a 
hospital since last July and may 
never appear on the stage again. 
His parents are professionals. 

Enrico Caruso was 48 years old 
Sunday last. Still dangerously ill. 
but making good progress toward 
recovery, he was the recipient of 
thousands of messages of cheer 
from all parts of the world. Tues- 
day night, however, he underwent a 
third operation for draining the 

Ministers and dancing masters 
of New York expressed themselves 
in favor of the suppression of "the 
alligator glide," "Chicago" ana 
,"cnmel," togftthefjyith other alleged 
Inuecent aanTes. A ^fn^l pending 
at Albany to restrict public dances 
on account of so-called "degrading" 
styles involving close grappling by 

"The Passion Flower" will play 
a limited return engagement oq 
Broadway when it has tinished He 
Boston run. 

Muriel De Forest, Eddie Cantor's 
lead, almost had a $3,000 "Cad" 
bought for her in Boston. It seems 
a gentleman went with her to the 
Cadillac show room, pieked out a 
car and left a check for $500 as 
first payment, the remainder to 
have been paid later. Now the 
comnany ha. j sued Miss De Forest 
for breach of contract, alleging the 
original cheek was no good. 

Forty dancing girls of "Mecca" 
have volunteered as witnesses for 
Comstock & Gest in a Chicago in- 
quiry into the propriety of the big 
ballet seene of the extravaganza. 

Moving from the Lyric to the 
Shubert next week, Nora Bayes will 
make several changes in "Her 
Family Tree." She is dropping 
Noah's Ark for a "song chat" spot 
and also introducing a new Chinese 

The District Attorney of New 
York is investigating the "anti-blue 
law" organizations which have be- 
come epidemic recently among the 
incorporations at Albany. One has 
been summoned to explain about its 
objects and its method of soliciting 
members. Others are believed to 
be mere button-selling schemes. 

A man and His wife, convicted of 
disorderly conduct in the Hamilton 
theatre, were fined $25 each. The 
(Continued on page 16.) 

show drew $23,000 with the extra 
performance on Tuesday. 

Estimates for the week were: 

"Mary" (Colonial, fourth week). 
In for two weeks more and doing 
exceptionally well. Gross for the 
past week, $23,000. 

"Abraham Lincoln" (Hollis, third 
week). No indications that this 
show will not be able to keep up 
the good record it has set so far. 
(Jetting a big play from schools and 
colleges. Clot $22,600 last week. 

"Passion" (Tremont, second 
week). Fiim is doing well. Is. 
however, being advertised big at 
great cost. Estimate for the first 
week is $12,000. 

"Honors Are Even" (Park Square, 
ninth week). Still shuffling along 
with a nice comfortable margin 
each week, indications being that 
the Selwyns n\ay keep the show 
here for close to a record run. Got 
about $11,000 last week. 

"Kismet" (Majestic, second week). 
This film followed up the turnaway 
opening with good business during 
th" balance of the week. About 

"Jim Jam Jems" (Wilbur, second 
week). Show caught on after the 
opening and did a business of about 
$17,000 for the week. While actu- 
ally one of the cleanest of musical 
shows, folks go there prepared to 
be shocked. 

"Broadway Brevities" (Shubert. 
fourth week). Did better business 
during the week than any of the 
other shows at the Shubert houses. 
At a $2.50 top got about $17,000 and 
looks as though it will go strong on 
this, the final week. 

"The Passion Flower" (Plymouth, 
fourth week). Will leave town this, 
week after doing a very fair busi- 
ness during stav. Played to about 
$14,000 last week. 

"The Old Homestead" (Globe. 
first week), Sho\ is in here for 
two weeks and marks the dropping 
of the house for the time being out 
of the first elass. Playing at a $1.60 
top. "It's Up to You" on the fin;il 
week here got about $ 

<! Way Dow* East" (Tremont 
Temple, 26th Week), smi going 

"Aphrodite" (Boston Opera 

House, first week). I hi<l :i capacity 
house Monday nfght With a big 
advance sale. 


Last Week's Hcliday Found 
Receipts Way Off. 

The week past saw no great 
change In Phllly's show business, 
and this week, wilh one opening, 
looks about the same. The continu- 
ous boom of the fall and early win- 
ter has apparently run its course. 

The weather has not helped any. 

It is the consensus of opinion that 
only "Tickle Me" made any kind of 
a killing Feb. 22. The Tinney show 
is slated to go after two morn 
weeks, dnd it looks safe to go out 
to big business. 

"Erminte" was the only opening 
this week, and it showed a tidy ad- 
vance sale that foreshadows a busy 
two weeks: "Smilin' Through" is 
the surprise show here and seems on 
the way .. to set up a ph " 
road record after a "so-so" stay in 
New York. 

"Transplanting Jean" < Broad). 
Last week of this one, which hasn't 
set Broad street on fire. On the 
shady side of $10,000 and not up to 
the year's average at this popular 

"Tickle Me" (Shubert). Tinney's 
show has knocked the bottom from 
under the rumored hoodoo of this 
big house. Has to leave in two 
weeks, but could probably stay a 
month to good advantage. Over 

"Erminie" (Forrest). Opened well 
and got plenty of special notices 
from the papers. Wilson, a Phila- 
delphian, got an ovation. Is getting 
a different draw thai, the usual For- 
rest clientele, who steer clear of 
anything that lacks jazz. Wiite's 
"Scandals of 1920" went out last 
week to only fair business after a 
p/omising start. 

"Call the Doctor'' (Garrick). Last 
week. Not doing as well as most of 
Belasco*! here, but is getting by well 
downstairs. About $11,000. Francep 
Starr in "One" slated to «.ome in 
next week. 

"Smilin' Vhrough" (Lyri-\ This 
one is the surprise hit of the last 
two months. (lot $14,000, which isn't 
vey far from capacity, with indi- 
cations for another good week. Is 

announced Cor only a limited run, 
^> hlch may be prolong, d If bookings 

"Scandal" (Ad el phi). Continues 
t« get a good draw, though nothing 
to rave over. The crowds here like 
jun« Walker, who has the part 
played In New York by Franclne 
Larrimore. play is mostly down- 

Honeydew" (Chestnut Street). 
Zimhatist's play nn't crowding the 
Opera House, a* it did the Casino, 
although it is drawing •< distinctly 
class patronage, should land a fair 
profit for its four-Week stay here, 
is being much helped by sue. ess of 
the preceding shows at this house. 

•'The Masqueradcr" (Walnut). 
This repeater is doing well, al- 
though hit by the weather, in flew 
of its distance from the Imtel dis- 
trict. Looks good for an extended 
run. About $12,500. 

Friday* March 4, X921 




Seven Already Taken for Films, With Others in 

Sight — Reduction in Spring Show Production 

Give*. Them Their Chance. 

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"Quality Street'* to Have j 
Spring Production. j 

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The earliest and the heaviest in- 
vasion of Broadway's legitimate 
theatres by special pictures Is the 
feature of the early spring section 
of the season. Sharp bidding for 
tenancy, a decrease In spring pro- 
duction and the success of features 
now offered explains the film en- 
try. - William Fox leads off with 
fours houses under contract. D. W. 
Griffith will have two and Metro 
one, with the chances of a dozen 
houses switching to pictures for a 
time. The latter's "Way Down 
East" is still indefinitely in at the 
44th Street. His "Dream Street" 
will occupy the Central after four 
weeks, when "Afgar" is through. 
Metro's "Four Horsemen of the 
Apocalypse" opens at the Lyric 
Sunday, the arrangement calling 
for another house (Astor is men- 
tioned), after Easter, Fox then tak- 
ing the house for the balance of the 
season. Fox also has taken the 
Selwyr. starting March 13, for a 
minimum of four weeks. This week 
he took over the Park for the bal- 
ance of the Anhalt lease wl ich has 
until October to run. His "Over 
the Hill" is still running at the 
Broadhurst. Assignment of Fox 
features for the various houses is 
still undete-mined and it is possible 
that the Park will be sub-let to 
another picture concern for a short 

Last week business along Broad- 
way totalled big money in spite of 
the Washington Birthday scare 
when a number of attractions failed 
to sell out. The lifting of admis- 
sion scales is blamed for that as 
much as anything else. With many 
attractions playing an extra per- 
formance for a general nine for the 
week, grosses ran second to the 
business of New Year's week. This 
made good the prediction of the 
last big week of the season. 

"Sally," at the New Amsterdam, 
played an extra performance for 
the first time since the start of the 
run and created new flgurej. The 
gross was $39,100 which comes close 
to the best week's gross in the his- 
tory of the house. "Tip Top" at the 
Olobe, also with an extra matinee 
and increase scales Monday and 
Tuesday, drew the gross of $31,640, 
the second best week of the run. It 
it settled that Fred Stone will not 
play through the summer, that 
leaving the house open to again 
house George White's new "Scan- 
dals" for about 10 weeks, starting 
the middle of June. "The Passing 
Show" at the Winter Garden, was 
with the leaders in big gross. "Blue 
Eyes" surprised the wiseacres by 
going close to $22,000 at the Casino 
for its first week. "Lady Billy" at 
the Liberty, was another surprise, 
the gross going to $22,231. The suc- 
cess of the Savage piece makes it 
look good until April or longer. 

"Deburau" established a new rec- 
ord for the Belasco last week. In 
nine performances it drew $20,450. 
Actual leadership among the non- 
musical plays went to "The Bat" at 
the Morosco, with $21,000 drawn. 
"Ladies* Night" provided new fig- 
ures for the records of the Eltinge 
also last week, when the farce 
played to $17,300 in nine perform- 

"Macbeth" at the Apollo lines up 
as the flop of the season. Much was 
expected of this presentation l»y 
Arthur Hopkins. It drew a premiere 
of $3,000, but after the opening 
there was little demand. The first 
week (last week) grossed $13,200 or 
a little better, but the support of 
the brokers who have a buy on the 
Piece for 430 seats nightly with 25 
per cent, return. This guarantees 
the house about $6,000. weekly. The 
current week's takings do not 
promise more than $s..".im groa*. 
Brokers have been dumping ticket! 
into the (nt rates and a majority 
of last Buturday's allotment was of- 
fered there. Homo agencies <!hi not 
even l>other, but tore up the tickets. 

The Success of two revivals stand;! 
OUt. "Peg (,• My Mtnrt" went well 
over |15,0O0 n! the Cort last wee* 
with an extra performance. r->oris 
Keano opened In "Romance" at the 
Playhouse M ,,| v , ,^ greeted i.i a 

measure that makes it, too, look 
good for a run. 

"Mr. Pim Passes By," with Laura 
Hope Crews, was offered by tlie 
Theatre Guild at the Garrick Mon- 
day and the English comedy drew 
excellent notices. A new series of 
special matinee attractions started 
this week. "The Cradle Song" at 
the Times Square Theatre stands 
out strongest and may be alloted a 
house for regular showing soon. 
"The Tyranny of Love" at the 
Bijou with a smart cast was panned. 
It is an adaptation from the French. 
Clare Kummer presented four play- 
lets for special matinees at the 
Punch and Judy, the notices being 
very good. The playlets are "Chi- 
nese Love," "The Choir Rehearsal," 
"Bridges," and "The Robbery." 

"Nice People," the new Sam Har- 
ris piece with Francine Larrimore 
debuted at the new Marcklew the- 
atre Wednesday night, the premiere 
having been postponed from last 
week. "Her Family Tree" will 
move from the Lyric to the Shu- 
bcrt on Vonday, succeeding "The 
Greenwich Village Follies." "The 
P"ince and the Pauper" will leave 
the Selwyn for the road next week. 
The following week will see the exit 
of "The Mirage" from the Times 
Square, "Maid to Love" being the 
succeeding attraction. 

Several agency buys are ap- 
proaching their end. That takes 
in "The Meanest Man in the World 
(Hudson), and "Enter Madame" 
(Fulton). Two new buys are listed, 
"Nice People" (Klaw) and "Mac- 
beth" (Apollo). The buy for the 
"Passing 3how" (Winter Garden) 
has been cut in half. The other 
buys are "Romance" (Playhouse), 
"Sally" (New Amsterdam). "The 
Bat" (Morosco), "Mary" (Knicker- 
bocker), "Lady Billy" (Liberty), 
"The First Year" (Little), "The 
Champion" (Longacre), "Peg O' My 
Heart" (Cort), "Tip Top" (Globe), 
"The Bad Man" (Comedy), "In the 
Night Watch" (Century), "Blue 
Eyes" (Casino) "The Green God- 
dess" (Booth), "Deburau" (Belasco), 
"Rose Girl" (Ambassador). 

In tin cut rates this week there 
a. j M Mary Rose" (Empire), "Ey- 
vind of the Hills" (Greenwich Vll- 
l~o-), "Rose Girl" (Ambassador), 
"Macbeth" (Apollo), "Cornered" 
(Astor), "In the Night Watch" 
(Century), "Her Family Tree" 
(Lyric), "Three Live Ghosts" 
(Bayes), "Romance" (Playhouse), 
"Little Old New York" (Plymouth), 
"Emporer Jones" (Princess), "Rol- 
lo's Wild Oat" (Punch and Judy), 
"Dear Me" (Republic), "Prince and 
I xuper" (Selwyn), "The Mirage" 
(Times Square). 


The "Disclocated Honeymoon" will 
reappear under a new title and in 
the guise of a musical play within 
the near future having as its spon- 
sor Edgar MacGrcgor. The "Honey- 
moon was previously tried out as 
a farce, but withdrawn after play- 
ing for a few weeks. 

The new edition will have a mu- 
sical version attached and Juliette 
Day is to be at the head of the 
company. Arthur Shaw and Creitfh- 
ton Hale are also In the cast. Re- 
hearsals are now taking place with 
the show scheduled to break in out 
of town before being seen in New 
York. Julian Alfred is doincr the 
staging. % 

The Shuberts have started pro- 
duction on two new musical plays 
which are due this spring. One of 
a musicalized version of "Quality 
Strsetff' *r*,M9lT»-w.<xs .do.™* ,ia>Bfjrlia 
during the war under the title of 
"Drei Alte Schacteln" ("8 Old 
Maids"). Sir James Barrle an- 
nounced his intention of writing 
the libretto but later the Shuberts 
called in an American adapter. 

The piece will probably be given 
here under the title of "The Last 
Waltz." "The Love Song" is an- 
other musical show being readied. 
"Rose of Stamboul," secured by the 
Shuberts last fall, will probably be 
put on this summer. 


Springfield, Mass.. March 2. 

"Toto" starring Leo Ditrichstein 
was presented here Thursday night 
lor the first time under the direc- 
tion of the Shuberts. 

The play is an adaption by Ash- 
med Adullah a short story writer. 
Included i ci the supporting casl were 
Phoobe Poster* Frances Underwood, 
Jrafl Robertson, Albert Brown, Kii- 
ward Slc and Orlando Ifctly. 

Joe Gaties is getting readj. a m ■••. 
musical comedy production which Is 
scheduled to be placed on the boards 
ill the SpHng. The casting is ct- 

pec'e.l to be completed i y Ihe end of 

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Govt. Rules Payment Is Not Part 
of Admission Charge. 

The new concession system re- 
cently installed by the Shuberts and 
affecting a dozen Broadway theatres 
directly under their control has been 
ruled not a part of the ticket charge 
by the department of internal rev- 
enue. The concessions are charged 
against theatre ticket agencies for 
the privilege of selling tickets for 
Shubert attractions. The ruling 
states that in so far as the charge 
is a fixed one and does not vary 
with the amount of tickets an agency 
may handle it comes under section 
800 of the revenue act of 1918 but is 
not classed as admissions. 

The ruling dissipates the claims 
of other managers playing Shubert 
houses. These managers set forth 
the claim that patrons bought 
tickets to plays and not theatres and 
that therefore they were entitled to 
any revenue from tickets. The Shu- 
bert office, however, stated it was 
a fee Just the same as that charged 
for selling candy. It was also shown 
that no specific house was men- 
tioned in the concession charge to 
the agencies, one fee covering the 
entire group of theatres under their 

Under the former system a charge 
of J.2V4 cents on each ticket sold* by 
an agency was refunded. Under the 
law 60 per cent, of such revenues, 
being in excess of the price of the 
ticket at the box office, must be re- 
funded to the government. This 
left 6% cents per ticket and part of 
that was split with the attraction, 
the net to the Shuberta being a 
little over two cents. This system 
was done away with some time ago 
and under the ruling of concessions, 
only the regular income tax would 

It Is said that 17 ticket agencies 
are now paying ticket concession 
money to the Shuberts. There are 
25 agencies on Broadway, eight be- 
ing classed as unimportant. 

New York Executive Finds Law to Limit Specula- 
tors' Feet Unconstitutional — May Try to Tax 
Graftto Death. 

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Chamberlain Brown Preparing Sum 
mer Programs. 

In spite of the supposedly general 
depression of business on the road, 
a greater number of stock and 
repertoire companies, grand opera, 
musical comedy, and legitimate, are 
being planned for the summer sea- 
son than ever before, according to 
Chamberlain Brown, who has al- 
ready started casting several com- 
panies, which will open the latter 
part of March and the early part 
of April. 

"No matter how poor bus : ness 
may be for road attractions," Mr. 
Brown says, "Stock always manages 
to thrive in certain cities and towns, 
the theatregoers seemingly think it 
is a question of civic pride to sup- 
port the local stock. Longur sea- 
sons than ever are being arranged 


Boston, March 2. 
The Shuberts are putting the 
"Greenwich Village Follies" into the 
town a week ahead of White's 
"Scandals," which is due to open at 
the Colonial when ".Mary" leaves. 
The shows are along the same line-. 


David Other, special counsel for 
Klaw & Krlanger for the pist r.o 

years, and Mortimer I ishe{ who 

held n similar post with the firm 
for the i><st 20 .ear?, are no longer 
handling the affairs of A. I*, jv- 
langer. Joseph I*. Bickerton is now 
kirtanger's personal attorney 

Albany, March 2. 
Governor Miller vetoed the 
Walton-Smith bill yesterday after 
giving the opinion that it was un- 
constitutional to establish a stand- 
ard price through legal process. 

The measure proposed to license 
ticket brokers, prevent the sale of 
tickets for moro than 50 cents in 
excess of the box office price and 
to provide for revocation of license 
and penalty. Anorh^r bill prohib- 
iting hawking of tickets on the 
streets was passed without opposi- 
tion and signed last week. 

The decision of the U. S. Supreme 
Court on Monday declaring the 
Lever food control act unconstitu- 
tional, which automatically wipes 
out all pending cases of profiteer- 
ing, upheld the views of counsel who 
representing the ticket brokers op- 
posed to the Walton- Smith bill who 
called on the Governor Monday. It 
was shown that a city ordinance 
limiting premiums to 60 cents had 
already been declared unconstitu- 
tional. The Supreme Court was 
unanimous in the opinion that the 
price of commodities could not be 
established by law — that no stand- 
ard of prices could be so established. 

Congress In treating the question 
of admission tickets sold at a pre- 
mium over the box office price, re- 
fused to set a standard in the reve- 
nue bill of 1918. But it was pro- 
vided that where a ticket was sold 
for more than CO cents premium, 
one-half of the excess over 50 cents 
shall be turned over to the govern- 
ment. Similar legislation may be 
introduced in the Assembly, it was 
said here today, following the defeat 
of the ticket bill. 

Noted Counsel Appear 

Louis Marshall, of New York, one 
of the most eminent attorneys in 
the United States, and Alden Ches- 
ter, of Albany, former Supreme 
Court Justice, representing the 
United Theatre Ticket Brokers' As- 
sociation, and Tyson & Co., of New 
Yorlc, attacked the bill. Former 
State Senator J. Henry Walters, of 
Syracuse, at whose request the 
measure was introduced by Assem- 
blyman Smith, was unable to attend 
the hearing because of illness, the 
former legislator being confined to 
his home in the Salt City with an 
attack of the grippe. John Mc- 
Bride, vice-president and manager 
of McBride's Ticket Agency, spoke 
in favor of the bill. He was repre- 
sented by the Sullivan & Cromwell 
law firm. 

Mr. Marshall arraigned the fea- 
tures and purposes of the legisla- 
tion. He began his broadside by at- 
tacking the provisions of the bill 
pertaining to the licensing of agen- 
cies, which required the person ap- 
plying for a permit to make a state- 
ment containing "such information 
as the officer to whom the applica- 
tion is made may require," and the 
revocation part, which states that 
"the officer Issuing such license 
shall revoke such license when the 
public interest may demand." 

Asks for Standard 

"What Is meant by that?" Mr. 
Marshall asked. "What does the 
public Interest demand? Where is 
the standard? We are beginning 
to legislate in this country without 
standards, allowing the people to 
exercise unqualified discretion. The 
.Supreme Court of the United States 
has in a number of cases held - -in 
criminal law especially — which does 
not have accurate definition, which 
does not prescribe standards— that 
it Is an unconstitutional law, and 
there are two respects in which this 
bill violates that very proposition 
in criminal law that the public 
must know what constitutes crime, 

to do, and in a case where a license 
may not be revoked, that phrase Is 
ont which Is so elastic that you can 
„'ot Anything out of h thai \<»u see 

Mr. Marshall then explained the 
theatre te!;«-t speculating business, 
:is conducted by ggench i, in detail 
To prove his point that the 80-oeni 
limitation would work a hardship 
on the speculators! he declared: 

'We kuow thai every hotel i-i ihc 

City of New York has a news room 
or a news counter, and connected 
with it is a ticket agency or ticket 
broker or representative of a ticket 
broker. The hotels recognise the 
importance of that. It is almost as 
important for them to keep such a 
ticket agency as is the sale of food 
in a restaurant, and a person who 
desires a ticket can by applying at 
the desk of the news room securo 
the ticket." 

Passed Without Hearing 

Jjdge Chester then recited how 
the measure had been passed by tho 
State Legislature without a hearing 
having been granted and obtained 
the privilege of filing a brief in tho 
matter, in which he dealt with many 
of the questions argued by Mr. 

Responding to Governor Miller's 
request Vhy the bill had his com* 
pany's entire approval, Mr. Mo- 
Bride said: 

"I know nothing about the law 
part of It, but there is one thing 
that sticks out in my mind about 
the law concerning the effort to 
regulate this thing. No attempt, 
as I understand it, is being made 
to regulate the price of a theatre 
ticket. The only thing is to regulate 
the premium charged for it. Tho 
only opposition to the bill seems to 
come from people who are not wil- 
ling to sell at a fifty-cent advance. 

"Now it is pretty well established 
that fifty cents is a fair rate, pro- 
vides a decent profit. People say 
that they cannot get on; they say 
they have losses. Of course, so 
have we. We' do our business as 
they do theirs; we buy as they buy, 
taking our ordinary merchandise) 
and risks, and if we make a loss, 
well, we go on, and I do not think 
the poor public, which is hot rep- 
resented here at all, would mind a 
regulation of some sort being put 
into effect that -would require brok- 
ers to sell at a fifty cent loss, be- 
cause they are like a lot of other 
people, they do protest privately 
amongst themselves, and I get it 
once in a while. Our friend, Mr. 
Marshall, said something about a 
monopoly, i can assure him there 
is no idea of that sort of thing la 
anybody's mind. I personally be- 
lieve that this business can be done 
and made successful on a fifty cent 

Basis of Veto 

Following Mr. If -Bride, his lawyer, 
Mr. Boyesen. asked for the privilege 
to submit a memorandum on the 
law, to which Governor Miller re- 
plied: , 

"I am frank to say I cannot see 
how this could be explained as a 
legal problem. Of course, 1 am not 
going to sign a bill which I am cer- 
tain is not constitutional, but I 
cannot sec why, if you can say how 
much profit shall be made on the 
selling of a ticket, which is dc ;ldcd 
to ho an article of merchandise, I 
don't see why the Legislature can- 
not say how much profit a man shall . 
make on any articles of commerce. 

"I have noted, Mr. Marshall, that 
the pub'le would support a statute 
which limited the profit. They would 
change the same, as people would 
support many statutes regulating 
prices, and I find, from my personal 
experience, that these bro" ers do 
take advantage of their opportuni- 
ties, and I have no doubt that there 
are abuses practiced, but of course, 
we cannot regulate every abuse by 
statute, because we run into greater 

"All visitors to New York who 
want to go to tho theatre," Assembly- 
man Smith said, "are victims of 
speculators and grafters. They 
don't get a ticket until they are 
milked dry. In some instances they 

what may be proper and not proper I are obliged to pay $5 or $10 above 

the box offlco prices of a ticket." 

Nelion and Chain Quit 

Chicago, March 2. 

Nelson and Chain, principal 

comedians with the l'anchon and 

Marco "S* tires," have given notice 
that they will not be with tli - * com- 
pany when it gooa touring again 
three weeks hence. They are plan* 
4 r x vaudeville return. 




Friday, March 4, 1921 





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Tat-ie Walrick Dorothy Mackaye 

JKIly FVltoii Ix>rln Raker 

\n".ru«» Adele Rolland 

<iertie Darling Hazel Dawn 

„ AU« n. \ Walter Jon*>» 

Teddy Darlinjr Louis Kiml»aU 

i'a i. .11 i Ft Iton BleatKMT Dawn 

Al^y RigK8 Raymond Walbuin 

The latest of A. H. Woods' series 
of farces, which is playing the Shu- 
bert Crescent in Brooklyn this week 
has gone all the others one better 
in the matter of daring And sugges- 
tion. It has gone even further than 
that — in its present shape it is posi- 
tively vulgar and lacks the "class" 
that made the others. The lines are 
subject to toning, but the present 
cast is not. 

Even Walter Jones, who can al- 
ways be counted on for an excellent 
farcical performance, seems to be 
miscast in "Getting Gertie's Gar- 
ter,'* which ^aa written by Wilson 
Collison and Avery Hopwood. May- 
be he will work .nto the role when 
all the revisions are made and the 
"business" set. A French maid role 
is fairly well done by Adele Rolland, 
but the nearest to a genuinely legit- 
imate characterization is that of an 
ingenue-wife who demands of an- 
other woman's juvenile-husband 
that he compromise her so she may 
punish her husband whom she Re- 
lieves has been untrue to her. This 
part, If played by other than an 
actress with a very light touch, 
would be "raw" beyond endurance. 
As handled by Dorothy Mackaye it 
is good farce. 

Barring Jones, all the men in the 
company are ineffective and there 
seems little likelihood they can im- 
prove very much. Jones's role of 
a butler is badly written and incon- 
sistent even for farce. Events are 
supposed to take place in and about 
the home of people of sufficient 
means to employ a butler. Their 
butler is permitted to join in fam- 
ily discussions and make facetious 

Which brings us back to the 
ladies of the household and their 
immediate friends and relatives. 
The principal ladies are portrayed 
by Hazel Dawn and Eleanor Dawn, 
who speak in raucous, rasping tones 
that scarcely suggest people of 
gentle breeding. Neither of them 
displayed histrionic promise. 

"Getting Gertie's Garter" is old- 
fashioned farce of the door-slam- 
ming kind, with effective stage set- 
tings, some clever lines and the 
usual series of misunderstandings 
that couldn't possibly occur in 
actual life. All the characters are 
placed in compromising situations 
and have more or less risque lines 
to utter. For instance, every time 
the butler enters and finds a mixed 
couple in what appears to be an 
intrusion upon a love tryst, ho 
smiles benignly and says: "I love to 
see the young folks have a good 
time." When a bride tells her 
French maid she hasn't time to take 
a bath the maid looks wiso and 
says in her native tongue: "I un- 
derstand — oh la! la!" 

A young woman says to a young 
man: "My clothes are so wet they're 
stuck to my — " at which point he 
interrupts to say: "Yes, yes, I know 
what they're sticking to." The 
French maid has hidden the missing 
frarter in her bosom, it falls lower 
down In her lingerie, she is about 
to reach for it, is interrupted by 
the man's wife, feels of her midriff 
and cries: "Monsieur I have it; I 
keep it for you." The butler is found 
holding a fainting dy in his arms, 
man enters and says: "What are 
you doing with my sister?" Butler 
answers: "Nothing, sir, it's all over." 
The entire second act is replete 
with such dialog and situations and 
the dialog is sustained in the final 
act. Much of the exchange of rep- 
artee will not even bear the test of 

Still it is not quite fair to pass 
judgment on the value of the show 
for New York until it has been 
whipped Into shape by a protracted 
session on tour. Jolo. 

seeing In the part of the temper- 
mental nightingale a perfect thing 
for delicate emotional expression, 
with its swiftly changing moods, its 
enticements for Impressionable 
males; its explosive passions, its 
j vrfeltttttJfciy: ttar *w ft *#d -iu "tnsmvri 
I its tenderness and its lapses to less 
attractive sides of the woman por- 
trayed, phases that because of their 
unrefined reflexes, but emphasize 
the more the truth of tho part's 
character drawing as Miss Keane 
brings back the same Italian song- 
stress she took away, with not a 
suggestion of the flight of even a 
day. Her opening scene with the 
young ecclesiastic of St. Giles par- 
ish, wheretn the Circe in the woman 
sees at first a new kind of conquest, 
sparkled with its prime brilliancy, 
her voice softly cooing, now cajol- 
ing, now mischievous, now suppli- 
cating. This opening scene is a 
school of acting for ambitious 
comediennes. Then as the man of 
the church steps farther and farther 
into the magic circle of Cavallini's 
practiced wiles of seduction, and we 
see the tempermental singer awaken 
to consciousness that she is treading 
upon sacred ground — not the sanc- 
tity of the church, but the sanctity 
of love itself— we feel again for her 
in her new mood, and slip swiftly 
into the stronger currents of the 
drama that the author proceeds to 
pile up, bit by bit, until we forget 
that we are in a playhouse and are 
back again in the old New York 
before the war when today's down- 
town Worth street was a way for 
afternoon drives and social ex- 
changes, when the present Academy 
of Music was the art saloon of the 
budding town and Central Park was 
the city's northern frontier. 

Every regular in last Monday 
night's audience at the Playhouse 
camo with an added curiosity be- 
cause of the absence from the cast 
of William Courtenay whose curate 
in the original performances had 
been so happy a spiritual comple- 
ment to the star's worldly heroine. 
But even the most faithful of Cour- 
tenay's followers were won to in- 
stant approval of Basil Sydney, with 
his advent first as the bishop and 
then his throw-back showing the 
high eccliastic as a struggling 
rector. The portrait the player 
drew of the aged bishop, easily 
paralleled for artistic beauty, the 
interpretation he gave of the same 
man when his body was young and 
his pulses throbbed with youth's 
ideals and youth's desires. That 
Basil Sydney in private life is the 
husband of Miss Keane, calls for no 
comment here. The authority, mel- 
low, even unctuous, personality this 
player imparted to his bishop in the 
prologue, would insure his adula- 
tion anywhere in any consideration 
of art and beauty for art and 
beauty's sake. The boyish note the 
player reflected in the youthful 
scenes lifted the idyll of hisr love 
affair to fine heights, with its rise 
to fervors. 

Monday night's audience included 
many familiar with the play in its 
first budding. A. E. Anson, the 
original Cornelius Van Tile, was ac- 
corded a reception with his first re- 
entrance that must have reminded 
him of the fidelity of New Yorkers. 
He gave to his part of the middle- 
aged banker of a former generation 
all the fine polish, ease and attract- 
iveness that at first distinguished It. 
Nothing could stress the wide gulf 
between the theatre of the spoken 
word and the theatre of the screen 
than a contrast of this vital, throb- 
bing drama of the stage, with its 
every instant a thing of feeling, and 
its film prototype. The screen ver- 
sion even with Miss Keane in the 
same role, proved a sorry experi- 
ment, viewed as a story or as a 
spectacle, conveying not in the 
slightest degree the fascination of 
its flesh and blood form. 

which is left on the "wheel" of the 
convent and reared to young wom- 
anhood within the cloister. It is 
when this girl goes into the world 
to be married that tho poignancy of 
the other's long-suppressed urging 
reaches its climax, and she gives 
voice to it as she falls to her knees 
in sobbing despair. 

The play is slated for matlness, 
four times a week, at the Times 
Square, and was given its first pres- 
entation in this country Monday. It 
is in two acts, with a verse inter- 
lude cpofce» fey- Mr. D\mc%n ■» The 
argument of the verse is that devo- 
tion to religion by nuns is but an 
expression of the love inborn in 
every woman — the cradle song 
every woman's heart sings. 

Both acts are in convent sets and, 
with the exception of two appear- 
ances by Whitford Kane as the doc- 
tor and one by Harmon MacGregor 
as the husband -to-be of Teresa, the 
stage is peopled by women. Seven- 
teen, all garbed in the white robes 
of nuns, are on at one time. The 
play is full of lengthy though beau- 
tifully phrased speeches, but the 
splendid diction of the women, com- 
bined with their magnificent voices, 
sa'res them from being tiresome. At 
the premiere there was noticeable 
unsteadiness as to line and cue. but 
in the light of the lengthy speeches 
provided by the author^ the actors 
and actresses assembled by Mr. 
Duncan are to be commended. 

The cast has been carefuly chosen, 
but the honors of the play go to 
Louise Randolph as the prioress. 
She plays it with sweetness and 
dignity, heightened by the charm of 
her voice. Mary Hampton as the 
critical, overprecise vicaress Is most 
clever and provides the p'.ay with 
tho satirical atmosphere which sup- 
plies most of the comedy. As Te- 
resa Florence Flinn is refreshingly 
natural, and Angela McCahill in the 
role of Sister Joanna, in whom de- 
nial of motherhood becomes such a 
tragdy, played with a quiet restraint 
which added to the appeal of the 
play. Kate Morgan does well In a 
character bit, and Whitford Kane, 
during the brief moments he is on, 
registers strongly. Mary Carroll is 
clever, but her opportunities are 
limited in a role which promises 
much and later was submerged. 

Underhlll has retained the beauti- 
ful piety and simplicity of the 
Spaniard in translating the play 
and Mr. Duncan has done a fine 
piece of work in staging It. With 
sets allowing of little detail and the 
cold black and white costumes of 
the nuns he has contrived a series 
of artistic pictures simply through 
his groupings. The convent atmos- 
phere and a reverential air are well 
sustained all through the play. 


It still endures. Eight years— a 
lifetime in the history of a play — 
and this perfumed ld>il of Edward 
Sheldon's continues to distill its 
original fragrance. The most allur- 
ing feminine of all the gallery of 
varied Eves given to the stage in a 
decade, the diva Cavallini, in the 
person of Doris Keane, has lost not 
a whit of her charm since her brilli- 
ant entry to playdom at the Maxlne 
Elliot theatre in 1913. Plays have 
come and had their say, to vanish, 
most of them for all time, but this 
souvenir of lavender, violets and old 
lace, from the New York life of the 
60's gives us again the thrills of 
beauty, love and romance as no 
contemporary has done. Not a re- 
vival as the term is generally un- 
derstood slnco tho piece with Miss 
Keano active in its interpretation, 
has been exhaling its fragrance in 
London practically since it left here, 
the color of its performance in its 
new home at the Playhouse sug- 
gests rather the freshness of a rose 
new blown than one revived. 

The envy has marred the pleasure 
of observance iu many an ac trees 



Jj* £ rlor « M Louise Randolph 

22" YlSSSS'li'Mll Mar * Hampton 

The Mlatresa of Novices Ethel Howard 

J!j. er J <i anna of th « Cross.. Angela IfcCahill 

SUter Mary of Jesus Florence Miller 

Bister Marcela Mary Carroll 

sister Sagrarlo Jeanne Powers 

Mater Inea Kate Mor*;in 

Sister Tornera Isabel Hill 

Sister Anna Sylvia Wiles 

Sister concepclon Sara Dawson 

£>st*r Asuncion Adeline O'Connor 

|" rcs * Florence Fllnn 

Antonio Harmon MncGrcjror 

The Doctor Whitford Kane 

Augustin Duncan has done a dar- 
ing and beautiful thing in staging 
"The Cradle Song," translated from 
the Spanish of Gregorio Martinez 
Sierra by John Garrett Underhlll. 
Put it is a question if his artistic 
sense has not exceeded his business 
Judgment, for the play, while it is 
meritoriously done, has a religious 
theme that may militate against Its 
success. In its native Spain, where 
the devout spirit of the poet is un- 
derstood, it is believiibly a popular 
drama. Transplanted, it Would ap- 
pear almost certain to meet opposi- 

The underlying theme of the play 
Is an unvoiced but nevertheless 
persistent yearning for motherhood 
on the part of a nun, portrayed by 
Angela McCahill. She partially sat- 
isfies this wish through being given 
*u opportunity to mother a waiX 


At the Punch and Judy, begin- 
ning this week, Clare Kummer of- 
fers what rrtay be termed a dra- 
matic table d'hote luncheon in four 
courses — a quartet of one-act come- 
dies, two musical — to be served 
four afternoons a week. Three of 
them are new, the other, "The 
Choir Rehearsal," a musical vehicle 
that has been seen before and is 
included in the repast "by request." 

For the hors d'ouevre, she offers 
"Bridges"; as an entree, "The 
Choir Rehearsal"; for the principal 
course, "The Robbery," and for tne 
salad (dessert), "Chinese Love," 
which, like "The Choir Rehearsal," 
gets Its music from Miss Kummer 
as well as its book and lyrics. 

This would seem to be a potpourri 
scheme likely to succeed, because 
into each unit of the program Miss 
Kummer is at her subtle best. Her 
dialog in each case has the charm 
characteristic of her comedy satire 
and the naive way in which she 
works up to her climaxes is de- 

For the straight comedies, she has 
selected casts of superior ability 
and in the musical pieces the cast, 
headed in each instance by Sallie 
Fisher, is excellent. W. I* Gil- 
more has staged the four pieces, any 
or all of which would make splendid 
vaudeville vehicles. With the ex- 
ception of "Chinese Love," the play- 
lets run about 20 minutes. The ex- 
ception is a little under 30 minutes. 

Btl D O M. 

Penflcld Parke>, Jr Sidney Blackmer 

Wallln Dreen Rolland Hogue 

Knld liirdsall Ruth Glllmore 

This is a quaint littlo thought, 
replete with sparkling lines and 
probably the gem of the program. 
The action occurs in the office of 
Parker & Son, bridge builders. 
Young Parker is a great bridge 
builder, but he yearns to chuck it 
up for sunset-painting. His friend 
Breen discourages him, but his ef- 
forts are vain until Enid comes 
along. She is rich, pretty and pos- 
sessed of a dislike for pictures, 
especially sunsets. She engages the 
young man to build a bridge con- 
necting her estate with an island 
where she desires to erect a home 
for her senile pets, it being her idea 
to let the infirm cats, dogs, birds, 
etc., "get wild together — in a nice 
way." So the young man abandons 
his craving for sunsets, postpones 
a big government contract and exits 
to build a rustic bridge for the dod- 
dering pets of tho young lady. 

The players in this revel In clever 
lines, with Miss Glllmoro having 
somewhat the best oi Ibera. Black- 

in. r and llogue both do their shares 



William, ths organist John Ryan 

Rsmeralda Tucker Sallie Pisher 

Kov. Alan Wylie Stanley Howlett 

Abigail Mary Ellison 

Amos. James I^ounabery 

Enoch Walter Coupe 

The story of •The Choir Re- 
hearsal," which has been done be- 
fore by Miss Fisher, is well known, 
but it loses none of its freshness 
here M\*\ F^ber.nJay^EsD^exalda 
with grace and looks as pretty as 
a flower in her crinoline. The sup- 
porting cast is capable and well bal- 
anced, with honors going to Mary 
Ellison and young Ryan. They are 
excellent in their comedy character 


Fieldlnfr Qeurs;e Blivln 

Edie Upton Rath UHlmore 

Robert Hamilton Sidney Blackmer 

John Upton J. M. Kerrigan 

Mra Upton Mrs. Alice Chapln 

This borders on me farcical, be- 
ing an incident based on misunder- 
standing. It opens with a supposed 
burglar dashing from the house. 
The girl, Edie, alone except for the 
butler, Fielding, rushes to a window 
and calls for help. Hamilton, son 
of a father who puts the curfew on 
the night latch at 10 o'clock, has 
been asleep on his front doorstep 
across the street from the Upton 
home. He responds to the girl's 
call of distress, enters by the win- 
dow. She tells of the disappearance 
of family silver and her inability to 
arouse the butler. The boy agrees 
to sit up with her until dawn. He 
turns on the phonograph and they 
waits to keep awake. Then they sit 
down and talk. The boy nods, but 
recovers. The girl gets him her 
father's dressing gown and urges 
him to lie down, but he refuses. 
So they sit down and talk again. 
The girl falls asleep, her head on 
the boy's shoulder, and he, after a 
few minutes, also drifts into rlum- 
ber. This is the tableaux the girl's 
parents find when they enter. The 
father is furious and attacks the 
boy. The latter, thinking him the 
burglar, gives battle. Explanations 
follow and Fielding, the butler, 
telephones he has taken the sup- 
posedly stolen silver to the railway 

In this, as in "Bridges," Miss Gill- 
more and Mr. Blackmer have chief 
honors, though Mrs. Chapin and Mr. 
Kerrigan contribute their share. 
The lines are slightly less punctuous 
in their comedy quality than in 


Mo Ten J. M. Kerrigan 

Ah Mee Mary Ellison 

Chan Pah Sallie Fisher 

Wing So 8tanley Howlett 

Ming Too Uarda Burnett 

Hing Hi James Lounsberry 

A pretty little melody satire, with 
Chinese characters and setting. It 
tells of the execution of Wing So, 
a pirate, who has been betrayed to 
the government by his wife, Chan 
Fah, at Wing's order. He explains 
he has caused her to do this that 
she may claim tho huge reward 
which otherwise would go to some 
less worthy informer. After his 
head has been chopped off, sup- 
posedly, his spirit returns to th? 
stage and converses with her, tell- 
ing her not to end her own life, and 
promising to visit her each day at 
sunset. Miss Kummer explains on 
the program that the inspiration for 
the little play came from a French 
story where a wife betrays her hus- 
band at his own command. 

Miss Fisher here has an oppor- 
tunity to appear pretty in a Chinese 
costume and to sing an exquisitely 
wrought love lyric. Miss Ellison 
has not the opportunity which was 
hers in "The Choir Rehearsal." Mr. 
Howlett is effective as the husband, 
especially in the burlesque-tinged 
situation where he stalks back to 
earth after being beheaded. The 
movement necessarily is slower in 
this offering than In the others, be- 
cause of the deliberate method of 
delivery required by the Chinese 

"BREVITIES" prospers 

Boston. March 2. 
While George LeMaire will not be 
with it when the "Broadway 
Brevities" finishes up at the Shu- 
bert next Saturday, it will go to 
Buffalo and thence to Schenectady. 
It is said the show is making big 
money. , 

Leading Makers of 

Stage Attire 

For Men and Women 

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sical and dramatic produc- 
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(Continued from page 14.) 
manager of the Hamilton said they 
had annoyed several actors, and. 
when Julius Tannen came on. 
shouted aloud, "Hello, Julius." \ 
riot was averted by the police 
escorting the pair from the house. 

Following her tour of the United 
States next season, Pavlowa and 
her company will go to Australia, 

A play by Abraham Schomer, 
a&tSsue**** iTHiUm** \wn bo9» ac-» 

cepted by the Jewish Art theatre, 

"Old Jim" (Emanuel) be Vos. 
who had been night watchman of 
the Times building since work on 
the structure first commenced, died 
this week. 

James MacMonagle, accused of 
shooting Dorothy Seltzer, actress, Is 
held* in New York on a charge of 
murder as the result of the girl's 

Ethel Barry more, who was given 
a furlough of a few hours from 
the hospital in order to witness the 
premiere of "Macbeth," in which 
her brother Lionel appears, will bo 
released from Flower Hospital in 
a few days. 

Michael Sexton, a Harlem music 
dealer, was accused of insulting a 
woman who had applied to him for 
a position. He accepted a sentence 
of 20 days in the workhouse rather 
than pay J50 fine. 

"Two Little Girls in Blue" will bo 
produced by A L Erlanger in April. 
Ned Way burn began rehearsals this 
week. Charles Previn has been 
chosen musical director for the pro- 

Thomas P. Robinson, an architect 
and graduate of Harvard, who 
studied Prof. Baker's "English 
Forty -Seven," has been awarded 
the Oliver Morosco prize for tho 
best play offered in 1920. 

Tex Rickard muffed the Jackson* 
Dundee hostilities at the Garden 
Friday night, being laid up with an 
attack of gastritis. He has been 
confined to bed several days. 

Dorothy Lucille Whiteford, resid- 
uary legatee under the will ot 
Joseph J. Ryan, and M. L. Shuford, 
executor, have filed petitions to 
have the suit of Ryan's widow, con- 
testing the will, dismissed. 

Lucy Huffaker, one of the found* 
ers of the Washington Square Play- 
ers, and until recently with the 
Goldwyn Pictures Corp., is now 
publicity director for the Theatre 
Guild, Inc. 

"Woman to Woman," by Michael 
Morton, was tried out a second time 
by A. H. Woods at Rochester 
Thursday night. Willette Kershaw 
heads the cast, which also includes 
GaiL Kane. Kenneth Hill and Felix 

Fred Stone on Tuesday night at- 
tained the sixth month of his stay 
at the Globe in "Tip Top," and, in* 
cidentally, smashed all his previous 
records. "The Red Mill," "Old 
Town," "Chin Chin," "Jack o' Lan- 
tern" and "The Lady of the Slip- 
per" were all sent out before they 
had run a half year at the Globe. 

Two important theatre deals- 
one in the Bronx, tho other in Har- 
lem — were announced this week. lit 
the former section $100,000 was paid 
for a site for a house to be built at 
a cost of $400,000 in the square 
bounded by Brown place Brook 
avenue, 137th and 138th streets. A 
picture house and roof garden wUl 
be built on the Harlem site, J17«- 
2180 Third avenue, which has been 
leased for 84 years. The house will 
cost $150,000. 

The residence leased by Geraldino 
Farrar, 20 West 74th street, has 
been sold over her head. She will 
have to move 18 months hence. 

Arnold Bennett's "The Great Ad* 
venture" opened at the Neighbor* 
hood Playhouse Feb. 25, but did not 
create a sensation.* 

"The Betrothal," Maeterlinck's 
play, which failed to arouse much 
enthusiasm in America, is reported, 
playing to capacity in London. 

Pauline Lord, playing In "Samson 
and Delilah," who says she has been 
married to Billy Roche, referee, 
since 1908, has been sued for $15,000 
by Mrs. Nellie Roche of San Fran- 
cisco, who alleges alienation of the 
sporting man's affections. This is 
the third action Mrs. Roche has 
filed against Miss Lord, who de- 
clares she was unaware when she* 
married that Roche had previously 
been married. 

William Archer, author of "The 
Green Goddess," sallod for England 
Saturday on the Aquitania. Sam 
Goldwyn also was on board. 

Capt. Stanley Huntley Lewis, who 
with his "submarine" car has been 
engaged in Navy recruiting for 
the past four years. Joined the pub- 
licity staff of the Shuberts Mondaf 
and is "burning up" Broadway for 
"In the Night Watch" at the Cen- 
tury. The captain will also cover 
(Continued on pages 22 and 28;). 




Friday, March 4, 1921 

&an Jf rancteco 




Star and Husband to Be Seen 
I in San Francisco. 

I', ... 

• San Francisco, March 2. 

Maude Fulton and Robert Ober, 
to whom she was married In Bos- 
ton recently, will honeymoon opt this 
way in June and open for a spe- 
cial engagement at Miss Fulton's 
theatre in Oakland. 

A revival of the "Brat" will be 
the first week's offering and will be 
followed by several special selected 
plays, among these two of Miss Ful- 
ton's own successes. 

Her husband will play opposite 
her and will be supported by Paul 
Harveyt,. present leading man, ac- 
cording to Manager Geo r ge Ebey. 


. i 

To Adjoin Columbia — First Deal 
Falls Through. 

San Francisco, March 2. 
i The Shubert-Curran theatre for 
San Francisco will be constructed 
on a lot adjoining the Columbia 
theatre on Geary street, between 
Mason and Taylor streets. This 
was definitely announced last week, 
when negotiations for a proposed 
site, previously announced to be on 
Post street, next to the St. Francis 
hotel, fell through. 

The selection of this site comes 
as a complete surprise, as it was ex- 
pected that consrtuction work on 
the Post street site was to start im- 
mediately. This also places the two 
leading legitimate houses next to 
each other and incidentally the only 
two adjo'ning theatres in the city. 
The house will seat about 1,800. 


San Francisco, Mar. 1. 
Attempts to get Irvtn 8. Cobb as 
guest of honor at various luncheons 
la Oakland last week proved futile 
when Cobb's physician, who is trav- 
eling with him, advised Selby Op- 
penheimer that Cobb was not In a 
condition to enjoy social festivities. 
The Athenian Club of Oakland had 
made elaborate plans for a recep- 
tion to Cubb but in vain,.,, „ , .» , 

Ben Westland, director of pub- 
licity in the West for the Universal 
Films, is back from a 5-weeks' trip 
in the Northwest. He visited as far 
as Butte. Mont. 

• ■ 

Mike Fisher, proprietor of the 
Arcadia Dance Palace, Oakland, re- 
cently constructed at a cost of $500,- 
000, won a technical vistory in the 
Oakland Council Chambers last 
week when the City Fathers refused 
to order the pavilTon closed at 12 
midnight as asked by the Ministerial 
Union. Fisher stated that he had 
been urged to open a dance acad- 
emy by the complainants for ten 
years, and now that he had invested 
his money in such an establishment 
the ministers were trying to run him 
out of business. 


Alice Qsntle Stock to Be Cireused 
on Coast. 


Oakland Mgr. Says Actrssi Paused 

Alice Gentle has leased the John 
Heath mansion in Berkeley to be 
used as her residence during her 
dramatic stock season in Oakland. 
The home is one of the landmarks 
of the city, being in the college up- 
lands and famous as one of the 
most palatial residences of the 


Thomascliefsky-Zukerb«rg Engage* 
rr.ent Starts Well. 

San Francisco, March 2. 

Boris Thomaschefsky and Mme. 
Regina Zukerberg, the Yiddish stars, 
made their first appearance on the 
Pacific Coast at the Republic thea- 
tre last week. 

Their local bow was in "Uptown 
and Downtown," a four-act oper- 
etta. The stars received an ovation 
and the support of the Yiddish play- 
ers was adequate. Thomaschefsky' 
engagement here is for four weeks 
and for his starring season at the 
Republic theatre the prices have 
been raised to $2.50. 

The Thomaschefsky - Zukerberg 
special engagement here promises 
to be highly successful. Thomas- 
chefsky is a guest of Samuel 
Grossman, of the Savoy theatre, 
during his local stay. 

Muriel Vallel has joined the Mait- 
land Players. 

Corlnne Carter was a recent pas- 
senger on an outgoing vessel for 
New Zealand. It seems that she 
has adjusted her differences with 
her husband. Carter the Great, and 
will Join him there. 

Ben Oiroux, advance man for 
Griffith's. "Way Down Kast," ar- 
rived in Oakland last week and 
made plans for the return week 
of the picture starting Feb. 27. 

Charles Newman, treasurer of the 
Curran, is ill at his home. 

San Francisco, March 1. 

With the opening of the Alice 
Gentle season of stock at the Mac- 
Arthur In Oakland, March «, the 
theatre's familiar old name, "Ye 
Liberty," wJJU.bavR Hved Its last day. 
Under the supervision of Manager 
Jim Mac Arthur, the house has com- 
pleted plans for an advertising cam- 
paign which will cover the entire 
bay area. One of the new de- 
partures will be a two -sheet up- 
right stand, to be used Instead of 
the usual one sheet. The effect Is 
that of a small showy stand. 

A list of plays starting with "The 
Rose of the Rancho," which will be 
followed by "The Song of Songs," 
"Carmen," "Zaza," Jennie the Lady" 
and similar offerings has been 
picked by the management. 

Miss Gentle will be supported by 
Walter Richardson, formerly of the 
Alcazar, San Francisco leads; Clari- 
bel Fontaine, formerly Tim Fraw- 
ley's leading woman and just back 
from the Orient, ingenues; Louis 
Morrison, late of the Fulton, char- 
acters; John G. Fee, second busi- 
ness; Blanche Douglas, characters; 
Marie Dunkle, general business, 
and Jerome Sheldon, juveniles. 
Hugh Knox, former director of the 
Fulton, will supervise. 

San Francisco, March 2. 

An aftermath of the suit brought 
against the Fulton theatre, Oakland, 
and George Ebey, managing direc- 
tor, by Lillian Foster, former lead- 
Jlnsr. woman. .Qf the Fulton stock com- 
pany, who was dismissed Oct. '17, 
1920, was disclosed when the Fulton 
management replied to Miss Fos- 
ter's statement in an Oakland daily 
last week. The Fulton management 
asserted it had ample cau -e for dis- 
charging her. 

In answer to Miss Foster's 
charges, J. Richard Ryan, business 
manager of the theatre, stated that 
a clause in her contract which called 
for arbitration in case of any dis- 
pute between the player and the 
management was adhered to and 
that the arbitrators advised Miss 
Foster to accept the amount offered 
her by the Fulton, but that she re- 
fused to do this. Ryan states 
further that the matter was sub- 
mitted to the Kquity Association, 
which, in turn, according to Ryan, 
advised that Miss Foster accept the 
amount as agreed to by the arbi- 
trators, but that again she refused. 


Successor to Gaby Weds Coast 
Business Man. 


Los Angeles, March 2. 
Flora Hollister, the picture actress, 
who before her entrance into the 
film studios, was Gaby's successor 
as star in "Stop, Look and Listen," 
was married Sunday at Riverside 
near here to Arthur Hoe, a Pacific 
coast business man. 

A concert and ball was tendered 
Deiro by the Accordion Club, Inc.. 
of San Francisco at Scottish Rite 
auditorium Friday, Feb. 18. Deiro 
appeared with his accordion as a 
special part of an elaborate pro- 
gram. Deiro leaves for the East 
next week, where he will play for 
the Columbia records and probably 
appear in vaudeville for a few 
weeks under the direction of Harry 


San Francisco, March 2. 

Pantages bill this week is varied, 
with plenty of comedy present. 

Mulnar of the Sea." a dance 
drama presented by Ted Shawn 
with the Denishawn Dancers, Lil- 
lian Powell featured, was the head- 
liner In closing spot. With its 
pretty effects and artistic dancing. 
« gave the bill unusual elass. 

The Otto Brothers were the com- 
edy hit next to closing, their traves- 
ties and glimpses of dressing room 
Conversation going over big. 

Roatina and Barrette, in ' Marrin- 
cie Uoing l/p," went big with their 
special set and prop captive bal- 
loon, and clever Italian dialect talk. 
Both lave good voices. 

Carter and Boutte, colored stop- 
pers with hard and soft shoe dances. 
Were rewarded with solid applause 
for their strenuous offering. 

Courtney and frvvin. an attractive 
girl and a cowboy, with a hut set. 
pleased in second position, the girl's 

dancing standing out. The man 
possesses a pleising voice, but over- 
acts the bashful cowboy. Their 
O ;tl<ȣ j s BOoU 

Prevost and Goulet opened well, 
their comedy and exceptionally good 
acrobatic twists winning apprecia- 

Roy "Hiram" Clair closed at 
Oakland with his road show last 
week, and after a brief rest will 
open a stock engagement in one of 
the Loew-Ackerman- Harris the- 
atres, to be announced later, al- 
though it is expected Eureka will 
be the place. He will play In con- 
junction with the regular . vaude- 


San Francisco, March 2. 

Despite favorable revfews, which 
appeared in all of the East Bay 
dailies, Frank Keenan in "John 
Ferguson'' played to only fair busi- 
ness at Ye Liberty Playhouse in 
Oakland last week, and later closed 
in Sacramento. One daily, which 
never reviews shows, gave special 
mention to Keenan's play, but still 
the attendance was poor. 

Roy "Hiram" Clair and his 1920 
Revue of Revues followed Keenan 
with a good show at $1 top, but also 
failed to draw business. Looked 
like a case of home talent failing. 
Irvin Cobb was next for one night 

Rusco and Hockwald are organiz- 
ing a second Georgia minstrel com- 
pany which will open In this vi- 
cinity March 26. 


"Peg o' My Heart" company, with 
Dorothy Alden in the lead, opened 
a coast tour at Long Beach last 
week. The show is sponsored by 
J. D. Glass and will play at $1 and 
$1.50 prices. 

"Bringing Up Father" comes into 
the Savoy for a two weeks' engage- 
ment commencing next week. "Mutt 
and Jeff" is scheduled for this house 
the latter part of the month. 

J. W. Brownlee, owner of "Uncle 
Tom's Cabin" company now play- 
ing out this way, will.make his per- 
manent headquarters here and will 
produce other standard shows. 

"Way Down East" is coming back 
to the Curran following the "Green- 
wich Village Follies," which closes 
a three weeks' engagement March 

"Fid" Johnston's orchestra has 
been engaged for George Hart's new 
beautiful beach resort, which opens 
March 10. 

• * • 


San Francisco, March 2. 
The Majestic theatre, in the Mis- 
sion District, has discontinued its 
dramatic stock policy and will show 
pictures through the Lenten season. 
Gerald Grillln headed the stock 
show, which closed last week. 



f;ooi> food — rorti..4R PMCs* 
ANNA LANS, Bet* ten POWBLL and mason strata 



San Francisco, Mar. 2. 

The four-act bill this week 
formed the right sort of a combina- 
tion for the Casino. The house was 
well filled and the show moved 
along at a good pace. The King 
show seems to hold them better 
than ever, and the reception given 
the pretty settings proves that King 
is drawing some new ones each 

Juggling Ferrier gave the show a 
good start. There is nothing un- 
usual about his routine, which con- 
tains all the familiar stunts among 
the juggling fraternity. He does 
them all well and is liberally re- 
warded. For a finish he throws in 
a couple of nifty acrobatic twists, 
then dons a mirrored coat and hat 
to juggle the glistening clubs, danc- 
ing at the same time. It is a most 
effective finish and wins good ap- 
plause. Lehman and Thatcher, a 
couple of chaps of pleasing appear- 
ance, offered some comedy num- 
bers in the second position. They 
did not get much applause for their 
efforts, probably because of their 
routine. Both displayed voices good 
ennnjh to dn better. A parody of 
"Margie" by one of the men* fol- 
lowing the straight singing of the 
song by the other was well re- 
ceived, A few stale, gags, injected, 
just before their final number are 
only fairly handled. They finished 
to very light hand. 

King Brothers, a strong act. did 
well. They have a special velvet 
drop. A good looking act of its 
kind. The posing and hand-to- 
hand pleased the. house. Their 
final hand-to-hand leap over sev- 
eral chairs and table through paper 
hoops gained them good applause. 
Follette, Pearl a/id Wicks, two men 
and a woman, did very nicely with 
their comedy and talk. They got 
the laughs going on the talk of the 
two men. The bigger man had the 
house with him all the way. The 
trio close with burlesque operatic 
singing, during which the woman 
flashes some good hi^h notes. They 
received vigorous applause. 

San Francisco, March 2. 

The Orpheum program this week 
was not without merit, but on the 
whole it lacked punch and cannot 
be classed as a good show. The 
Kellerman tank crimped the running 
order and otherwise made for the 
discomfort of full stage acts. Also 
it necessitated switching the Lillie 
Jewell Faulkner ltevue to Oakland 
and the retention of the Tuscano 
Brothers lor a second week in the 
closing position. Miss Kellerman 
and others on the bill appeared in 
the Tuscuno act, but despite their 
assistance many persons exited. 

Annette Kellerman again had top 
billing and varied her routine by 
displaying a 'new gown ar.d intro- 
ducing a ballad in which she was 
assisted by two little girls from 
tba Blanch Hertz School here. The 
children registered in a specialty 
and Miss Kellerman drew howls of 
laughter when Tom Duray appeared 
during her Wire stunt and again, 
when she ;hoved him into the tank 
after her diving. 

Duray, in 'For Pity's Sake." was 
good for laughs despite the famil- 
iarity of the act. and Duray person- 
ally was accorded a great reception. 

Karl Hampton ar.d Dorothy Blake, 
with smart chatter and an attrac- 
tive setting, proved a good Ke'ec- 
tion for next to closing and walked 
off to it rang 'applause* 

Albertina Etasch, assisted by 
Agnes Roy, Stella and Louise Roth- 
acker, With 1. Nagel in the pit, of- 
fered ■ graceful scries of dances 
which proved the strongest feature 
of the btil. The act is c'aborately 
Staged, with beautiful lighting 

Gertrude Mootiy and Mary Dun- 
can, two girls of excellent appear- 
ance, were attired a bit too souhrct- 
tish for their opening, but gradually 
won out with their operatic and 

jazz selections. Improving and 

(hanging for each new number. The 
clowning of the comedienne of the 
duo drew big laughs culminating in 
applause which made the act a hit. 
Burke and Betty, a mixed team 
with material below the Orpheum 
standard and a Ukclele employed' by 

the man for several numbers, were 
on second. Both look .Well and 
possess ability, the girl playing the 
cornet and sixaphone effectively. 

Delmore and Lee made a good 
opener with their neat work en the 
revolving ladder. 

sung by the policeman straight 
compelled applause. 

Chrystie and Ryan, a mixed team. 
opened strong with their dancing, 
their eccentric and Russian num- 
bers being exceptionally well done. 

Leon's Ponies closed satisfac- 


San Francisco, March 2. 
The "Oreenwich Village Follies/ 
which .opened, at the ^urrun .last 
week at $3 top tor a three weeks' 
stay, got over $25,000 on Its BJTSt 
week. Ted Lewis scored the most 
pronounced hit. The enthusiasm 
with which he was received set a 
high mark for the Curran audiences. 
He stopped the show co' 1 and was 
compelled to make a speech. The 
regulation speech and his encore, 
the latter a song entitled "Maybe," 
which was announced as having 
been written by him at Seattle, and 
in the nature of a •plug." let him 
down for a while. 

James Watts ran Lewis a clo e 
second for honors, and his female 
Impersonation travesties had the 
house roaring with laughter on his 
every appearance. Verna Gordon 
scored an artistic hit. Her Egyp- 
tian dance brought forth storms of 
applause. Tom and Eddie lllckey 
fit into the show nicely. Their 
vuudeville specialty registered Its 
usual success, and they are other- 
wise seen to good advantage In a 
couple of bits. Sylvia Jason as the 
Queen of the Village looks charm- 
ing In some nifty gowns, but is not 
seen at her best in this show, hav- 
ing very little to do. She holds the 
limelight twice with her specialties, 
but the tough spot on each of her 
appearances (following the big hits) 
proves a handicap, and she is not 
accorded all the applause that she 

Al Herman has things his own 
way, on Just before the finale, and 
his confidential ;alk about the cast 
was good for laughs during his en- 
tire stay. The fine condition of the 
wardrobe and stage hangings (tins 
show carrying hardly any heavy 
sets) reflects much credit on the 
revue, which is now in its 8jtn 


(Continued from page 10) 
of the outfit and does several really 
excellent bits of fast and expert 
stepping. His Frisco imitation and 
another dance in blackface later on 
were well worth while. 

The whole show is a curious mix- 
ture of very good and rather poor 
comedy by the men and 100 per 
cent, cheerful effort to entertain by 
the principal women. The chorus 
was rather a better looking lot 
than the average, although even 
they could not quite stand the union 
suit test in a bathing girl number, 
with an elaborate mechanical ocean 
wave effect disclosed upon the nse 
of the drop from "one" to full stage. 



San Francisco, March 2. 

Loew*s Hippodrome program in 
nicely balanced this week, with good 
entertaining qualities. 

The Six White Hussars an ag- 
gregation of women musicians, held 
the headline position and proved a 
worthy selection, their offering get- 
ting merited applause. • 

"Voice or Money," an act with 
.two nie<i and a. yv</m;vn, rjjgij tiered 
an all round success. Some excel- 
lent comedy is provided by a clever 
Yiddish comic and all have excel- 
lent voices. 

Hon. Dave Stanley, next to clos- 
ing, had them laughing hard with 
his running for Mayor talk. 

Kane and ChidlOW brought plenty 
of laughs In third place caught on 
big. Kane's intimate manner and 
an Irish ballad with sure lire lyrics 


(Continued from page 9.) 
But please understand this -I will 
use the headlOCk in all title bouts, 
.lack Cm ley, nor any one else cannot 
enforce any rule against that hold. 
It is a legitimate hold, and simply 
because I have specialized in it ail 
made it an effective weapon as well 
as a defensive shield they are trying 
to bar its use. 

No one, however, protested Qotch'l 
toe hold or Stecher's scissors, and. 
the litter is far worse thin my 
headlock as a punisher. I throw 
men with the headlock. Gotch sim- 
ply tortured them until they quit 
with the toe hold. No, sir, I will 
wrestle with the headlock or I will 
retire and take the champi'"i<h p 

with me and those kindergarten 

wrestlers can play their game ac- 
cording to the parlor rules if they 
care to." 

IVcause those behind the venture 
suddenly woke up to the fact that 
they had overlooked several bets in 
their selection of lighters, and the 
date for the performance of the 
boxing exhibition to be staged by 
Boston society women for the Haby 
Hygiene cause has been postponed. 
It was supposed to take place 
March 3 it-;- SytapSuNiy 1\,\\\, but i* • 
now put over for at least two weeks 
Nate Siegel was scheduled to box 
Marcel Thomas but the latter looks 
too much like a setup for Siegel be- 
cause of his recent defeat. The 
date also conflicted with several 
other boxing exhibitions already ar- 
ranged for, including the annual 
amateur exhibitions. 







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Friday, March 4, 1921 

■ ■ ■ i " i iSSSMB 


TOM WISE and Co. (3), 

M Tno Old Tinea.** 

Playl t. 

25 Mins.; Full Stage. 


Tom Wise is back in vaudeville 
with a sugary little comedy playlet 
entitled M Th« Old Times." by Roy 
liriant. The act probably was 
written especially as a vehicle for 
Mr. Wise, or with a comedian like 
bim vimind, .H anY.^ate the cen- 
tral role, that ot a benevolent out 
actor, retired as a wealthy iotcl 
keeper with an all consuming in- 
clination to make every body happy 
Ills Mr. Wise like the proverbial 
glove. Assisting Mr. Wise and fea- 
tured on the program billing is Nila 
Mac, a pretty and efficient ingenuj, 
a juvenile and character man, the 
latter two unprogrammed. 

The story of the playlet is of the 
ultra-conventional sort, with the 
finish obvious and anticipated a few 
minutes after the action gets under 
way. There is a thread of sentiment 
interwoven in the plot, which while 
not deeply convincing serves nicely 
as a contrast for the lighter pas- 
sages, which take up the better part 
ot the playlet. 

The story concerns a pair of 
youthful actors (Miss Mac and 4he 
juvenile) who are stranded. The 
woman has given the man the 
money to pay the hotel bill, but he 
gambles it away, and is in the act 
of leaving her fiat, when she dis 
covers him. The hotel proprietor 
(Mr. Wise) happens along, engages 
the young man In conversation, 
learns of his difficulties, and offers 
him a job in the hotel. The youth 
accepts and decides to be a "regu- 
lar." Incidentally the youth is to 
work out a $240 board bill at the 
rate of 13 a week, with the prospect 
of working 80 weeks before the del it 
is cancelled. 

For such a benevolent old chap 
as Mr. Wise makes the hotel keeper 
ippear to be that $3 a week proposi- 
tion didn't quite seem to chord with 
his apparently generous nature. 
Meeting the girl, Mr. Wise discovers 
she is the daughter of an old sweet- 
heart of his early acting days. Men- 
tion is made of "The Lady of 
Lyons" as one of the plays the old 
actor and now hotel keeper has 
registered his greatest success in, 
with a short scene from the play 
enacted by Mr. Wise and Miss Mac 
following. This makes an enter- 
taining interlude, Mr. Wise reading 
the lines of the old classic with the 
perfect diction and conception that 
comes of his years of training and 
comprehensive experience as an 
actor. Miss Mac also stands out in 
the "Lady of Lyons" scene, playing 
with ease and repression. 

The juvenile makes his role, a 
contributory one, important through 
competent handling and the charac- 
ter man does a butler, as it should 
be done in this instance, unob- 
trusively, but in a manner that 
denotes he Is an actor of ability and 
not a supernumerary. Joseph Hart 
sponsors the production. Mr. Wise 
can swing around the circuit and 
more than give satisfaction with 

• The Old Timer," despite its con- 
ventionality. His ability and per- 
sonality and the supporting cast 
will cosily make up for any deficien- 

• i« m of the playlet, which, although 
of mechanical construction, con- 
tains much that is interesting and 
entertaining. The act closed the 
first half at the Palace. 

At the finish of the playlet Mow- 
day ni^ht Mr. Wisp was accorded 
live or s'x curtain calls, responding 
with a short impromptu speech of 
thanks. Jsrtl. 

"On The Mezzanine Floor." 
45 Mins.; One and "Full" 
(Special Setting). 

Herman Timberg is billed as, tin- 
producer. Talk along Broadway is 
to the effect that he is also one of 
the owners in partnership with 
Charlie Leonard, brother of the 
HfhjtwejftH ch^mpion^ The cham- 
pion's boxing receipts have proo- 
ably been hit to clothe this aggrega- 
tion, for the company consists of 
six girls, one man and the quartet 
of Marx Brothers. The clothing of 
the men was not senational, but 
the costumes worn by the girls were 
right to the minute in style and 

In the opening section the one 
lone man is seated in "one" as a 
theatrical manager awaiting an- 
swers to an advertisement inserted 
In a local paper. The qt.artet of 
brothers apply for the position in- 
dividually, each offering a brief 
sample of his ability, followed by the 
appearance of Hattie Darling, the 
featured won an. This action is 
more or less introductory, leading 
immediately after to Miss Darling's 

The full stage action brings the 
balance of the girls into play. Prop- 
erly speaking, the girls, aside from 
the featured one, do nothing but 
sport trunks full of costumes, al- 
though each does an imitation of a 
noted dancer at the conclusion of 
the offering. 

During one section of the turn, 
one of the brothers plays the char- 
acter of father in order to acquire 
some insurance money. This bit 
brought frequent outburts of 

The new presentation is rather 
long with the time allotted to the 
Ma rx brothers for their individual 
musical offerings being insufficient 
for the best effect. In all the talk 
is good, vith the quartet of broth< rs 
doing their share but the girls* con- 
tribution could be built up. 


23 Mins.; Full Strgc. (Cpscial). 


Ralph Riggl and Kathcrine 
Witehie aro assisted by Muck 
Pouch, a violinist playing In the 
pit, and when not soloing, directing 
the orchestra. The act is termed 
"Dance idylls" and consists of a 
series of singles and doubles, with 
character * v cdstuhio 'change*' arid "a' 
change of scene for the numbers. 
The stage is set with a blue eye. 
which, parting in the middle, dis- 
closes Kiggs and Witehie arrayed in 
carnival costumes blowing huge 
bubbles on a raised platform. Step- 
ping down from the platform the 
couple go into a double. Miss 
Witehie introducing effective too 
dancing and both stepping along the 
lines of the Italian ballet school, 
with lifts, postures, etc. Preceding 
this Mr. Pooch played a violin se- 
lection from the pit, the orchestra 
filling in after the carnival costumed 
number with Mr. Ponch directing. 
Following Mr. Kiggs was on in 
sailor garb, executing a hornpipe as 
a single. Another change of scene 
had the eye. parting and revealing 
a suggestion of a Parisian shop, 
with Miss Kiggs as a fetching 
French girl at the window. Flirta- 
tion dance by the couple next, an- 
other violin solo by Mr. Ponch, a 
boudoir scene with another double 

Jazz Songs. Dance and Band. 
16 Mint.; Full. Cyc. 
Columbia, (Feb. 27) 

This is an all-colored aggregation 
which includes two women and five 
men. Six of the members play in- 
struments with the two girls 

One of the women Is possesed of 
personality and is complete mistress 
of the shivery technique erupting 
into a* shimmy oh 'several occasion* 
and stopping the proceedings each 

This eirl opens the act in "one" 
with a brief prolog describing the 
ingredients of the "Creole Cocktail." 

The turn then goes to full stage 
the curtain discovering a mixed 
quartet standing at the piano. The 
prolog girl steps on and; leads 
them in a popular number well 
handled vocally. 

An instrumental number follows 
consisting of piano, cornet, trom- 
bone and drum led by the other girl 

"Nut" Comedy and Acrobatics. 
8 Mini.; One. 
American Roof (Fab. 24)., 

Comic "nut" type. Opens aTono 
with comedy song prefaced by 
comedy titles mostly familiars. A 
monolog of old gags follows, with 
an "interruption" bit pulled by 
partner in. orchestra aisle, attired as 
policeman. The latter it* supposedly 

looking fp? «P me . 9 ne wno "beat" 
the gate. 

After some crossfire the cop 
climbs upon the stage w'ltveupon 
the "nut" flashes a badge of his 
own. The copper salutes and they 
discover they are old pals from the 
A. E. F. and were together in 

Acrobatics follow with the co "do 
gaging continually from the forma- 
tions and between tricks which in- 
clude a slow lift to a hand to hanu, 
and a two high lift from a foot grip. 
Seated on the understander's 

■ shoulders, the top-mounted tells tie 
playing a *«aphone all f^ biass .,, and .* ek|n .. gj l||e 

muted with everything delivered in ^ lMl f 

jazz manner. The drummer work- 

ing the traps for comedy effects. 

A piano solo. "Mocking Bird.' - 
with variations is followed by a 
vocal solo delivered in a strong 
cultivated soprano by one of the 

The personality miss is next with 
a jazz rong accompained by the 
band. She has another becoming 
costume and stops the act with a 

ETHEL PYNE and CO. (2). 
for a jazz dance with another mem- j ^ Danci 

her jazzing it up for a riotous} » " 

F»- - 

Russian Ballet Dancers. 
10 Mins.; Full. Spec. Drapes 
American Roof. (Feb. 24) 

The principals in thH dancing 
turn an- a man and woman. They 
are assisted by four girls dancing 
mostly hare lecurcd in ballet dance* 
pores, Egyptian dance and later, 
with slipperf on, in a legmania 

rne piftfclpaTi solo ftr* between, 
opening with a graceful double, the 
girl in ballet costume doing "toe" 
work with the male posing her in 
acrobatic bending postures. 

Following the next ensemble 
ballet dance the man does a solo of 
near buck steps faking the "break" 
and interpolating "hoch" steps, 

A Russian dance by the four girls 
in hoots and native attire is next 
With the principals similarly at- 
tired joining them with "hoch" 
steps topped off by a body swing, 
the man supporting the girl l.y 
gripping her wrist and ankle. 

All ar ) finished dancers and 
While nothing new Is offered the 
dances aro technically perfect and 
gracefully executed. On the Root 
the turn didn't use special Stage 
draping but it carries quite a pro- 
duction I s was reported. The act 
can follow many of the dancing 
turns of this nature on any of the 
bill* Con. 


Dances and Songs. 

17 Mine; Full Stags (Special 

Fifth Ave. 

The Four Fords were a mixed 
dancing four, Max being one of the 
original quartet. His new revue is 
largely a dance offering, with sev- 
eral songs in the routine. Four 
girls, two dancing boys and a pianist 
make up the support. The. Astor 
Sisters, the Southern Sisters, the 
Stanley Twins and Roy liarton as 
accompanist are billed with the 

Ford opens* with a lyric which 
tells of having sought abroad for 
new steps, providing a chance for 
the introduction of the girls singly 
as representatives of foreign lands. 
Bach dances a bit with Ford. The 
lyric ends with the opinion that 
"most every step that has any pep 
comes from Broadway," and the girl 
who darned that bit wa.s easily the 
best looker and the best dancer in 

Two of the girls sang Eddie Leon- 
ard's song rather well, with the boys 
and the other two girls following in 
a soft shoe dance. Barton then 
had a chance and he told in a novel 
way the reason for tho pianist. He 
explained: "You'll find another 
pianist like me in every dancing 
turn, for while they are changing 
est umes I have to entertain you. 
Perhaps you and the critics think I 
am a pest; just the same I arr. the 
boss of i he act and I'll prove it." 

by i and Witehie, more violin- Uhimmy, also trading places with 

ing by Mr. Ponch while the couple t! 
were changing to ragged Gypsy vel- 
veteens for a combination whirlwind 
and acrobatic double. Miss Witehie 
was minus stockings in this, pre- 
senting a decidedly attractive ap- 
pearance in the abbreviated Gypsy 
garb. There is a pretty castle 
scene for this, featured with un- 
usually, soft and mellow lighting, 
starting with a night effect and 
gradually dissolving inip day. Both 
are expert dancers, all of them land- 
ing for substantial applause re- 
turns. The act has been produced 
liko a Broadway show. Mr. Ponch 
Is an exceptional violinist, scoring 
individually with his solos. The 
act entertained all the way and 
went over for several bows at the 
finish at the Palace. It's a big timer 

of the modern school. Bell. 



The opening is novel and strong 
enough to be followed by original 
dialogue. The comedian has no 
trouble getting laughs and the un- 
derstander is also there with the 
chatter. They would go up like 
rockets with, bright, new aterial 
and could hold down an early spot 
on any of the big time bills. 



An encore numoer lead by the 
"trick trombonist" put them away 
to wild acclaim. 

All are excellent musicians and 
the turn shapes up as about the 
strongest colored combination wit- 
nessed around. The personality of 
the girl referred to above is* a big 
factor. The jazz could stand a 
little toning down for the higger 
bills, but it is in shape to step in 
anywhere. Con. 

Trapeze, Singing and Dancing. 
10 Mins.; Full Stage. (Special). 
23d 8t. 

Man and woman. Woman opens 
turn with song, sitting on lower 

AL FIELD8 (2). 

Comedy Talk. 

16 Mint.; One. 

Special Drop. 

Al Fields has discarded his 
"single" offering, "The Last Barten- 
der," and, assisted by Con Roddy, 
who does straight is offering a talk- 
ing idea in "one" backed by a spe- 
cial drop. 

The drop shows an Atlantic City 
boardwalk scene. Fields makes an 
entrance pushing Roddy out in a 
rolling chair. Roddy, attired in a 
"tux," is desirous of imbibing, 
whereupon Al informs him that he 
has been riding in the "Volstead Ex- 
press" and proceeds to transform 
the chair into a miniature bar with 
foot rail, towel, and wet props. 

Some clever crossfire with Fields 
relating his experiences as former 
bartender, follows, with both par- 
taking of the refreshments. At set- 
tle-up time Fields demands $8.80, 
and Roddy objects on the ground 
Fields drank with him each time. 
Fields explains that he did that to 
protect him (Roddy) from being 

The talk blends into a business 
proposition in which Roddy oro- 

14 Mine.; One and Three (Special). 
58th St. 

Assisteo by the Gormley Brothers, 
who take care of the "hoofing," Miss 
Pyne stepped forth, in the opening 
spot to deliver a quartet of melodies 
of which two held up the action to 
the extent of crippling the efforts 
of her partners to provide speed 
with their foot work. 

The act opens before a special 
drop In "one," producing the effect 
of miniatures placed on a dressing 
table. Thence it goes into "three," 
backed by blue hangings, with a 
piano placed appropriately. The girl 
makes a number of changes, all ot 
which look good, with the boys dof- 
ting their butler get-ups for "tucks." 
As to its sight angle, the turn is o. k. 

The trio combine for the final song 
number, followed by a dance which, 

bar of "two high" trapeze. Ropes 

of trapeze are flowered, and blue I took them away in an average man-. 

satin full stage cyc makes pretty | ner> but Mh}s Pyne might do weU tai 

background. Mr. Russell, who has 
apparently been concealed at top 
of upper trapeze, a border hiding 
lUm from view of audience, is sud- 
denly disclosed sitting on bar of 
upper trapeze. This constitutes 
novel and effective entrance. Rou- 
tine of real thrillers in way of fly- 
ing stunts by Mr. Russell follows. 
Woman contributes bit of stepping 
that fills in nicely, making costume 
change from dress to knickers. 

Closing trick has man hanging 
head downward from top trapeze, 
lower one having been removed, 
and holding contrivance by means 
of strap around neck, in which 
woman does upside down dance, 
making dance taps on wooden 
flooring of arrangement. Mr. Rus- 
sell, in addition to being a daring 
aerlaltst, cutting a/1 of the simpler 
tricks and performing the most 
difficult ones with speed and show- 
manship, adds value to the act 
through his neat appearance in 
white shirt and black trousers. 


abandon the slow numbers and sub- 
stitute something that approaches 
the "pop" variety. The act would 
thus be aided by added speed. 

As it stands there doesn't seera 
much hope of the turn getting be* 
yond the intermediate houses. 

motes Fields. It has to do with 20 
He then called Max out to do his I beautlf ul models, and is on a par 
■ingle. The bit by Barton amused With the proceeding humor 

and looked better than anything he 
might; have offered by way of a 

Ford's single was a soft shoe 
number, the dancer having his 
hands in h's pockets throughout. A 
sextet soft shoe dance was next 
in 1in«\ Utaliig wHHdte ct'mpur.-;ftrThe 
girls looked very nice in soubret lent delivery, 
frocks of gold cloth. 

Ford then went iuto a hard shoe 
number, that style being the best 
of the old Four Fords turn. His 
company hummed "Mammy" for a 
time, but Ford's stepping was ex- 
tended, and it drew the best re! urns 
of the offering. All line up for the 
finale. The Max Ford revue should 
easily win big time bookings. 


Fields wears his old red vest, 
derby hat and |00#e trousers. It is 
diverting talking skit and should 
have no trouble arousing the mirth 
of the big time spectators. Roddy 
is an excellent foil, and Fields gets 
hlf portion over with a fine knowl- 
edge Of • cvmedy values and excel- 



Songs and Talk. 
8 Mins.; One. 
23rd Street. 

Lizzie Wilson is an entertainer of 
the old tcbcoi, doing a routine of 

Jewish stories and comic s»>n ^y. She 
has some material not so new, hut it 
seems to please the 23rd street 
people, The act is for the lesser 



6 Mins.; Full Stage. 


Mixed couple in white tights and 
green silk trunks. When the front 
drop is raised they are already 
seated on a double trapeze and im- 
mediately go into action. The young 
woman has lots of style and is full 
Of "pep." He hangs head down, 
supporting her for teeth spin. Up 
to this point routine is conventional, 
hut then they go Into a special ap- 
paratus which is on the same prin- 
ciple as Delmorc and Let's break- 
away ladder, only it is in the form 
of circles six feet in diameter 
They stand inside the circles and 
balance until time to whirl around 
for the finish. It is an effective 
and novel closing turn. 



12 Mine.; One. 

Fifth Ave. 

This team is still in blackface, 
their routine still having a dab of 
the musical. Some of the older 
stuff is present, but the men have 
tried for fresher material. They 
bill the ac,t as "The Bagooma Hunt- 

The title, comes after their en- 
trance, Which is irom back stage, 
.each man having a low-powered 
L auto lamp on his chest. Walking 
toward the footlights the impres- 
sion of an arriving automobile is 
aimed for. For the entrance the 
curtain is up on a dark stage, the 
balance of the turn being down in 
"one." They carry a shot-gun, with 
the "bagoomas" being mentioned as 
their quarry. 

There is betting on the ability to 
hit the bird, which finally falls after 
the gun is accidentally discharged 
Straight up in the air. While the 
entrance probably takes the place of 
the former piano hit, the routine 
of talk still holds some of their old 
matter, the Nero bit, for instance. 
The musical portion with violin 
and trombone was rather shot ami 
resulted in little. The comedy 
chatter is the act's real strength. 
On fourth the team was liked. 



BAND (5). 
12 Mins. Full Stage 
American Roof. 

Two instruments are used, there 
being a quintet of players, one Si 
woman. The operating of th#i 
marimba does not appear any dif« 
ferent from that of the xylophonej 
and the instruments used did not 
appear much varied from the latter. 

The men opened the turn, throsj 
working together on one marimba* 
the number being a medley. ThO 
girl followed, soloing with "Tho 
Rosary," using the dual mallet sys- 
tem effectively. From then on all 
five played together. The kidding 
of a long haired player was the 
comedy try. 

Request numbers were asked. 
Either the band has been in fhe 
woods or it played favorites, for the 
repeated request for several num- 
bers now in high popular favor were 
not produced. One of the men finally 
stated they would have to get busy 
and ready up more numbers. The 
act did well enough but had it de- 
livered tho main requests it might 
have scored heavily. The request 
idea for the xylophone is* not new, 
Sig. Friscoe specializing on that 
angle. ibce. 

Songs and Piano. 
15 Mint.; One. 
23d St. 

Mabel Darrell 
comedienne, she 

is an eccentrfg 

is tall and slen- 

der, working throughout on tho 

"nut" style. Mr. Van plays Miss 
Darrell'i accompaniments. 

The turn consists of a routine of 
pop Bongs sung by .Miss Darrell, 
with likeable clowning interpolated. 
She keeps the laughs coming breez- 
ily, handling low comedy in a. 
rough and ready, good natured 
fashion that registers. 

Mr. Van assists In the laugh get- 
ting by doing straight for a bit of 
talk here and there. They landed 
at the 23d St. Bell. 

Friday, March 4, 1921 



JOHN W.RANSONEnndCo. (3). 



18 Mint.; Full Stag*. 

£3d St. 

Lewis and Cordon present John 
•#". Ransone and Co. in "Courage," 
a comedy playlet with a dash of 
dramatic Interest Interwoven into 
the plot. Edwin Burke wrote it. 
There are three other players in the 
cast besides Mr. Ransone, a juvenile, 
ingenue and a mlddlc-aged ma 1. 
The piece starts with the ingenue 
•hanging a picture of ,t.he Jala Theo- 
dore Roosevelt in commemoration 
of the 20th anniversary of the bat- 
tle of Cienfuegos of the Spanish- 
American war. Juvenile an .1 in- 
genue have a lit of dialog anent 
former waiting to m.irry girl, lead- 
ing up to planting of the fact that 
ingenue has written a play which 
is to be rehearsed. 

Play treats of girl's father, sup- 
posedly killed in battle of Cien- 
fuegos, girl believing him a hero. 
This belief has been implanted in 
•»irl by uncle (middle-aged man). 
A professional ictoi has been en- 
gage'cl to play . ^rt in girl's play 
(Ransone). Mr. Ra isone is really 
the girl's father, who has not been 
killed, but who was a drunkard. 
Audience Is m »de aware of this 
through dialog, out girl dees not 
di.vern '*. 

Fnstead of conventional finish 
with girl and father reunited, father 
sacrifices desire t^make known his 
identity and claim daughter. The 
playlet holds plenty of laughs de- 
rived from comedy situations oc- 
curring during rehearsal of play. 
The sentimental .. jages p. ay 1 to 
slow music, after fashion of old- 
time melod: amis, were convincingly 
handled. Mr. Ran. one makes old 
aci*»r an into. ■*. .lag character, put- 
ting over comedy and dramatic 
situation ; and;.- with a sure 
touch betokening his veteran ex- 
perience. Three a: M • tin,': p'ayers 
tndla roles competent!. Turn 
took several curtains at £3d St. It 
holds excellent value.: as feature act 

~ J v pap hou.. _ *. B^ll 


Songs, Dances, Music and Talk. 
15 Mins.; One. (Special.) 
23d St. 

Fred and Marjorie Dale have a 
very entertaining specialty. Both 
are versatile, Mr. Dale playing 
piano, saxophone and singing and 
Miss Dale playing sax and dancing. 
The pa'r have a novelty opening, 
suggesting the audience is about 
to witness a sketch. Lights down 
and voices heard, apparently oft 

Folds of drop part, forming 
miniature alcove disclosing team 
sitting at table with ouija board 
between them. Talk at opening 
leads up to double song, Mr. Dale 
playing accompaniment on grand 
piano, with both now in one, Miss 
Dale dancing nimbly. Miss Dale 
off, and Mr. Dale solos ballad at 
piano. Miss Dale back after cos- 
tume change for a double. 

Cleverl# executed acrobatic dance 
by Miss Dale, featured with some 
nifty kicking, and back bending, re- 
vealing she is contortionist. Mr. 
Dale singles with saxophone, then 
some comedy business through Miss 
Dale interrupting with another sax 
and couple duetting with opening 
bars of chorus of series of pop 
songs, the titles telling a story, 
such a 8 she playing a few bars of 
"Goodbye Forever" and he replying 
with "I'm Sorry I Made You Cry." 

Mr. Dale plays two saxophones 
at the same time, partner harmon- 
izing, producing three part effect, 
with but two persons playing. Rest 
of act has Mr. Dale playing Russian 
balalaika, a stringed instrument 
similar to a mandolin, piano, saxo- 
. phone and singing alternately and 
Miss Dale in third costume change 
playing sax, singing and dancing. 
Special embroidered drop of dark 
colored material. With the com- 
bined talents of the team they 
can't fail <i >wn. They went over at 
tin 28d 8t. Bdh 

Songs and Talk. 
16 Mins.; One and Two. 
Lincoln Square. 

Along the usual lines mapped out 
f<»r a mixed team with the comedian 
doing a BWltchboard operator tor 
the opening and making a change 
When the act goes Into "one." 

Three pongs supply the musical 
portion of the act wit h the boy han- 
dling the numii'is in ;i manner that 
was above b ; s other accomplish- 
meats. Tin- taiu holds enough com* 
•dy value to make it acceptable in 
the Intermediate house" while ihe 
woman acts as the "straight" for 
her partner's gags, also combining in 
tome of the warbling. 

The pair did exceptionally well on 

Various theories have been ad- 
vanced from time to time aa proba- 
ble reasons why the major part of 
the orchestra seat holders at the 
Palace have made the practice of 
"walking out" on the closing act 
almost a sacred rite. One of the 
theories has It that the audience is 
"show weary" by the time the final 
act gets around. Another, held to 
be the most logical, was that the 
deserters were mostly suburbanites, 
who, because of the necessity of 
catching trains, were forced to leave 
the show at about the time the 
clo«ing act is. scheduled to go on, 

If that theory is correct, then there 
must have been an enormous num- 
ber of commuters who missed their 
trains Monday night — for the un- 
usual happened, probably a record 
for the Palace, all but a mere hand- 
ful of people sticking throughout the 
entire performance — that is to say 
until the very final flicker of the 
Charlie Chaplin picture, "The Kid." 
The playing of that at the Palace 
marked an event in itself, being the 
first time a 5,400- foot comedy has 
been part of the bill. 

Eva Tanguay and Chaplin. That's 
some combination for any show, 
and one that resulted in the standee 
ropes going up at 8 o'clock Monday 
night, likewise the selling out of all 
but box seats from 7:30 on. with the 
whole house sold out, boxes and all, 
and a veritable mob of standees 
massed in a solid phalanx behind the 
orchestra rail by 8:15. 

There were eight instead of the 
usual nine acts, the show •tailing at 
the stroke of 8:00 and running until 
11:30, fifteen minutes longer than 
ordinarily, the Chaplin film closing. 

Hut Chaplin wasn't alone in grab- 
bing off honors at the Palace Mon- 
day night, Eva Tanguay closing the 
vaudeville section, directly preced- 
ing "The Kid," running the .screen 
comic a neck and neck race for the 

laurel wreath and romping home 
with a whale of a hit. Miss Tan- 
guay did' "I'll Cet Famous Yet," 
"Peter Pan," a number in which she 
had the audience waving handker- 
chiefs at her, in response to a lyrical 
request that those out front return 
her own handkerchief salutation; 
"She Gets Away with Murder," an 
alphabetical number telling what 
the letters of her name stand for, a 
paraphrase of the old "Sambo" song 

done by Miss Tanguay in "The 
Chaperones." and that evergreen 
classic. "I -Don't -Oarov." • .« •»- ».< 

Besides the songs, Miss Tanguay 
also did two short poems and two 
speeches of thanks in rhyme, both 
legitimately called for by the ap- 
plause. A magnificent green silk 
drop with a huge lion and a figure 
astride it, representing the cyclonic 
one, embroidered on it, and standing 
out like a bas relief; a fascinating 
collection of costumes, a pair of Jazz 
brass instrumentalists in the or- 
chestra, and Teddy Waldman. a har- 
monicist. who extracted the weirdest 
sort of "blues" imaginable from his 
•'tenement house cornet," were a few 
of the added incidentals, which, 
coupled with the Tanguay personal- 
ity, magnetism, or whatever it is 
that makes her the unique figure 
that she is, combine! for one of the 
most entertaining turns Tanguay 
has ever offered. 

She did twenty-four minutes, was 
accorded a reception when her card 
was flashed, a second and bigger one 
when she appeared, and held 
the way. with* substantial 
cere appreciation coming 
over the house for each 

em all 

and sln- 
from all 
number and 

Dramatic Sketch. 
14 Mins.; Full. 
Fifth Ave. 

These three players are English. 
The sketch is reported to be by E. 
Phillips Oppenheim and is a long 
winded talkalogue, with the women 
trying to persuade the husband not 
to sign papers which will complete 
a business amalgamation and wipe 
out the owner of a rival mill. 

The mill owner has previously 
been surprised in the study of the 
trust former, by the latter's wife. 
He is on murder bent and stands 
!>eh1nd the curtains with revolver 
drawn while the woman pleads for 
her husband's life. 

The husband, after advancing the 
usual arguments, capitulates, and 
when she asks for the papers as a 
Xmas gift, the near assassin de- 

The manuscript contains some 
well written speeches, but in the 
hands of the present cast it is im- 
possible for any kind of vaudeville. 



16 Mins.; One (Special). 
58th St. (Last half). 
^Formerly of burlesque, Pete Cur- 
ley has procured a comedy act that 
• revolves around his character of a 
checkroom boy before a drop depict- 
ing a railroad station. He has a 
mixed duo as his assistants. There 
is a bit of tale running through the 
routine that has to do with the 
couple having quarreled and then 
{signed an armistice through Cur- 
ley's efforts. 

Using an Irish dialect the come- 
dian produces enough laughs with 
his material to keep the act going 
the route through the thrice dailies. 
A traveling bag of alligator skin ? ? 
the main topic of conversation. 

In support the male character did 
well, though the girl impressed as 
being somewhat awkward. A mel- 
ody by all three provides a suitable 
finale with a snatch of dancing. 

The act did nicely on No. 2. 



15 Mins. 

American Roof. 

Qeorge Fisher was* formerly of 
F}sh< r nnd Groonv Honey *ufs4 
was a single when last at this house. 
The couple have been out tot son.e 
time in the present act. 

A Bib way kiosk prop i;- used by 
Fisher for his entrance and recalls 
something In one of his former a s. 
The prop was nol used except for 
the entrance. The talk do to 

Miss Hurst's singing with what 
sounded like* a new blues number 
went over only fairly in spite < f 

Fisher's haul trying. A bit on 
Washingtc n. i>. C. w.i loo nVtch x- 
tended Cor real eftc t. 

There was a dm t for finale, 

the number being " ►meono Like 
You." Fisher is still using a 
diaieet. Miss Hurst was animated) 
getting her lines over with flour- 
ish rathei- than finish. On fourth, 
the turn was receiv d mildly Mon- 
d.iy night, Ibcc. 

building" up cumulatively to a grand 
crescendo for the finale. 

Franklin. Charles & Co. held over 
from last week, stopped the show 
No. 3. They also got a reception 
on their entrance. An unusual turn 
this, with comedy, dancing and ac- 
robatics all blended to a nicety. The 
Apache dance trffvedty by the two 
men scored Its regulation riot, and 
the hand to haul stuff swept the 
hard-boiled Palace regulars off their 
feet. It is seldom an acrobatic feat. 
no matter how difficult, coming at 
the finish of an act, receives suffi- 
cient applause to call for an encore 
Montlay night, however, after the 
aet had bowed off and the drop low- 
ered, the clamor was so insistent. 
that the. two men were forced to do 
an extra trick before they could get 
away. The understander is a mar- 
vel of strength, his lifts and hand- 
ling of the mounter stamping him 
as a modern Hercules. Any one 
that can turn up something new in 
hand balancing, and this pair have 
shown hitherto unthought of possi- 
bilities in that line, are entitled to 
a world of credit, and they got all 
of that and more from the audience 
Monday night. 

D. D. H., making his Palace de- 
but, was an added starter, appear- 
ing fourth and monoioguing himself 
into a hit that brought him back for 
a speech. The idea is new in mod- 
ern vaudeville, although readily 
enough recognized by those familiar 
with somewhat similar turns in the 
old variety and minstrel days. It's 
a sort of second cousin to the old 
stump speech as done by . Senator 
Frank Bell, the late Hughie Dough- 
erty, and others, years ago. D. IX 
H. uses a book, which he pounds 
with a stick to emphasize his points. 
The old-time stump speakers used 
an umbrella or gavel, much in the 
same way as D. D. H. does his stick. 
His delivery is excellent, speaking 
with a cultured accent, and using 
perfect English, marked by an enun- 
ciation as clear as crystal. His ma- 
terial, too, is all his own, original in 
conception and filled with number- 
less laughing points, which he 
brings out with a sureness and ar- 
tistry, minus the aid of clowning, 
bits, or hoke, and by so doing re- 
vealing himself as that rara avis of 
latter day vaudeville — a true mono- 
logist. He deserved all the applause 
he received — and that was an ava- 
lanche. - 

Speeches and receptions were as 
common Monday night at the Palace 
as ticket specs, in the neighborhood 
of Seventh avenue and Forty-sev- 
enth street, Tom Wise also being 
brought back at the conclusion of 
his sketch, "The old Timer" (New 
Arts) to spill a little oratory. The 
Wise act closed the first half. Pres- 
Sler and Klaiss, programmed fourth. 
opened the second section, and al- 
though not speeching. easily could 
have done so. Mr. PresHle^r Is one 
of those tall, slender, solemn faced 
chaps, who is funny to look at aside 
from the comedy business he intro- 
duces at the piano. Miss Klaiss has 
a fresh. resonant singing voice, 
handling the modern Jan songs with 
oodles of ginger and singing in the 
old coon shouting style in a manner 
to recall the best of that type of 
vocalists. Placed in the heart of a 
big show, the team held their own 
with the bOst of 'em and could have 
Stretched out their applause for as 
long as they desired. 

Uautier Brothers' ponies and dog* 
opened .and entertained pleasantly. 

The four ponies are cute little ani- 
mals, one tiny kicker registering an 
Individual laughing score every time 
he raised his heels. Lucy Bruch, the 
violinist**, second, did nicely with 
her quiet offering, but was on too 
early to gain more than passing at- 
tention. Kiggs nnd Witehie (New 
Acts) second aft»-r intermission 
landed solidly. The news weekly was 
Omitted Monday night. A long show 
but a nitty one with cj^ept ,<»n ■■! en- 
tertainment values. J^ w li<.U. 


Are sketches coming into vogue 
again on big time programs < r was 
it just an accident that this wick's 
program at the Riverside contains 
two of them? And why not two — 
especially when they are good ones. 
as in this instance, glvlnr: evidence 
this form of vaudevil'e is entertain- 

A suggestion to the management 
of the Riverside. Walking up tho 
steps of the balcony from the smok- 
ing loges while the house is dark- 
ened for the news weekly at the end 
of the show one finds difficulty in 
picking the way. A concealed light 
on a tew of the slip's "woirid trtase 
the trail and save a lot of stumbling. 
The two sketches referred to are 
Jean Adair and Co. in "Any Home" 
and Bushman and liayne in "Poor 
Richman." Both are light in tex- 
ture, both point morals. "Any 
Home" shows a natural domestic 
situation, while "Poor Rich Man" 
is a satirical comedy that, while 
far-fetched, is still within the ra,nge 
of possibility. Both acts are well 
played and Intelligently produced. 

There, la sufficient contrasting 
material in the current week's bill. 
It opens with Parker Brothers, 
hand-to-hand balancers, who score 
strongly with several half twist 
lifts and an effective dive over an 
upright piano to a hand-to-hand, 
with understander flat on his hack 
for" the catch Then there is 
Boudini and Bernard, mun and 
woman piano-accordionists, who 
play acceptably. Following this 
noisy instrumentation comes the 
Adair sketch, dainty light comedy, 
making a soft spot for Whiting and 
Burt, the first singing and -conver- 
sational turn on the bill. As a mat- 
ter of fact, it happens lo be the 
only one. Sadie Burt's cute little 
get-ups, as, for example, her en- 
trance with a smart hat, shoes and 
no skirt is compelling and starts the 
clever couple off to "good effect. 
Their "Sleepy Head" number is a 
nice little interlude, but not a genu- 
ine depiction of a child. 

Bostock's Hiding School act closed 
the. first half to the usual roars of 
laughter, with the applicants for tho 
prise watch doing their ludicrous 
stunts with the safety device. 
"Topics of the Day" during inter- 
mission and Frank Gaby, ventrilo- 
quist. Mr. Gaby's English dialect 
Is atrocious, but he has an excel- 
lent idea — that of holding duiogs 
and triologs with imaginary people 
via the in. ilium of his ventriloquial 
art. His numerous interruptions 
during this stunt are excellent, but 
his characterisations and material 
are crude. 

This made an easy spot for Fran- 
cis X. Bushman and Beverly Bayne 
with their sketch, which is full of 
dramatic suspense, although han- 
dled in a comedy vein. The mun 
playing the secretary is a splendid 
legitimate actor and feeds the two 
stars smoothly. 

Ed. Gallagher and Joe Rolley then 
Unbelted a bunch of good nonsense 
via the medium of good straight 
feeding for coon character deline- 
ation. Some of the dialog Is a re- 
hash of the former Gallagher and 
Fi- Ids turn, when Joe Fields worked 
with the present 
"Dutch." It goes 
written yesterday 

part that Miss Connelly endow* 
with pathos and which seem* d to 
move her audience by its wlmorr.e 

Harry Carroll in closing first \\\\t 
assisted by Fern Rogers. Harry 
Laughlin and the Goslyn Twins not 
forgetting the Six Slick Chicks, 
opened to a reception, found tho 
tempo a little confusing between 
Carroll and the orchestra, but ooon 
caught on. The act worked with 
Its accustomed speed, held the audi- 
ence contented and finished to a 
rousing finale. Carroll came back 
and thanked his audience in a 

The openers, Ryai. and Ryan. 
• • ori d over the "wsuai opeiiirtg nipi 
at this house, and this response was 
due In a great measure to the nov- 
elty furnished by the team with 
the'r ski -dancing shoes. This is a 
real novelty down town. Ryan and 
llronson won considerable favor in 
the second position, the song mate- 
rial succeeding in winning their 
audience. The piano playing of the 
pianist is tuneful, hfs voice is 
equally so. 

Next to closing first half Avev 
and O'Nell surprised with the slow- 
curtain rising revealing two pair 
of feet, and then disclosing their 
owners, two white men painted 
pitch black. It stnrted a laush 
from the beginning that maintained 
itself throughout the repartee over 
their African golf. Both mei.ibers 
individually shake a wicked pair of 
feet in their respective dance offer- 
ings. They finished strong with the 
smaller member of the team mas- 
querading the belle nolr. 

"Seven A. M." came directly after 
intermission and "Topics." Jack 
La it's vehicle for Billy Frawley and 
Edna Louise is rich in sure fire 

The Aerial De Groffs closed to a 
merciless exodus. Btep. 

straight and did 

just as well as if 

Sensational Val- 

enteens (New Acts) closed th show. 



The Jefferson on Tuesday night 
showed excellent patronage for a 
neighborhood playhouse. The pat- 
rons were still streaming in when 
Ryan and Ryan opened. 

The first half was weak despite 
the Carroll revue closing intermis- 
sion, and the second half held the 
real strength of the show. Juliet 
in next to closing spot held the 
stage for just a bit less time than 
the Carroll turn (43 minutes) and 
stopped the show. 

Running over 
show could have 
It was somehow 

three hours the 
been speeded up. 
diltlcult to figure 


out the next to closing spot assigned 
to Newhoff and Phelps. They 
found themselves in a hard position 
to follow Juliet, when- the latter 
seemed to have accomplished all the 
chaning up any turn could possibly 
have achieved. Despite that they 
fought their way through from the 
start and a second's pause after 
their Opening song were on friendly 
terms with the audience. This was 
materially increased as the routine 
progressed, The character work in 

two of t lie final numbers was the 

valient point. 

Juriet; between P.i??y PVawleyand 
Rdna Louise in Jack La it's "Seven 
A. M," and Mr. Newhoff and Mr. 
Phelps, opened with the usual par- 
lor set, and was a pacemaker with 
the different character studies of 
soup eating in a public restaurant 
and Immediately elicited a brisk re- 
sponse. Her imitations, however, 
Were in point of appeal even 
stronger, although In merit they ore 
of similar calibre. {She Came back 
and finished with Al Jolson. 

I a win and Jane Connelly in "The 

Tale of a Shirt" were strong enough 
to have been moved down a pi g 
Instead of in No. 3. The subtlety 
In Miss Connelly's c ' ion 
of the Cinderel. .< .-launch ess was 
easily gru j»« <i by the audience. The 
net, described as a comedy <.t laun- 
dry life, is a fragment In human 
vahu i, in which these grown-up- 
lJke>Top*y children lind themselves 
posse ss ed of a vision, Clinging to it 
tirougu all disillusionment. U is a 


Tuesday, night attendance down- 
stairs was capacity. The crowd was 
in early and there were standees 
shortly after 8 o'clock. Indications 
are that the dual vaudeville and 
picture policy has finally converted 
this house from a straight picture 
policy. The elimination of reserved 
• seats helped bring back trade. The 
J Ehows are a bit higher In grade than 
( in the fall % and the feature Is of 
sure drawing power. "Inside the 
Cup." recently «hovvn at the Cri- 
terion, was the picture. 

The bill started off strongly and 
ran smoothly throughout, with a 
good measure of scores. It was a 
show made up almost entirely of 
standard acts, with most being regu- 
larly seen in the big houses. 

James Thornton, master nomolo- 
gist, held the headline position and 
turned in the hit of the show. Men- 
tion of his beverage tastes started 
real laughter, and from then it was 
easy for him. Chatter about actors 
tickled, and the hotel clerk bit was 
most fruitful. Thornton was right 
at home at tho Uroadway. It Is so 
close to his center of tnlngs. Dur- 
ing the day he strolled to and from 
the theatre carrying a walking stick. 
That IS recalled because the Jap 
workers, who closed the show, asked 
if any gentleman In the audience 
had a stick, that they might cho.v 
the worth of their thumb trick. No 
one attending the house sported tho 

Ruby Norton, with Clarence 
Senna as accompanist, followed, 
next to closing, and cleaned up a 
hit, there being little difference be- 
tween her success and Thornton's. 
After an operatic: aria, "Idla," which 
sounded like a new ditty, was of- 
fered, Senna being in on the chorus. 
Miss Norton's best song effort wns 
"CJiannini Mia." it drew her a de- 
mand encore. As always, she w;u 
tastefully costumed. 

Melissa Ten Kyck and Max Welly, 
with their classical dances, made a 
pretty sight turn in thr middle of 
the bill. Miss Ten Kyck looked well 
in an Oriental number that was not 
stretched to extremes, ' bat ended 
with a fast tempo and dash of 
There is one supporting dancer, a 
girl who has a number with VY« ilv. 
later appearing bare limbed to strew 
flowers for "The Storm." a Grecian 
dance number that is still the 
strongest of the routine. 

Paul Decker and Co. In I'M win 
Hurke's "And Son" provided an ex- 
cellent No. '.1. Tin- house bj fur from 
ideal for sketches, but this one 
proved Its worth, and it commanded 
attention from curtain to curtain. 
Decker has a role which suits him 
to a T. His support is far above 
average. Dcnnam wag,. eapecla \\y 
well played, the characterization of 
the father being convincing. 

Curtis and Fitzgerald, with th*» 
Odd Idea of dual mimicry adroitly 
carried out, are coming right along. 
The men are about ready for regu- 
lar bookings in the big houses. 
They have worked up th* cornel-, 
which will likely grow as strong AS 
the imitations. A hit anent all 
Brooklynites wearing glasses won a 

l)iK laugh. The answer v. as that 
the red marks above their nosrs are 
not caused by wearing specs, but 
f i oni drinking home brew cut of 
fruit jars. Tiny made a diverting 
No. 4. 

Bhelton Brooks, with hia heavy- 
weight tenor assistant, Ollle Powers, 
tickled 'em In Ihe Ho. 2 station. The 
men off* red a number, of ltrooks' 
<»v. ii composition, called "everyone's 

flOIIIg tO See M.n v Nc.W." the lyric 

mentioning the hi( of (.'ohan'a 
Mary" show. Brooks eased him* 

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tetf about with sotrn 1 "dog" Btepplnff, 
and the men finish* tl nicely. 

Th© Aeahi Troupe HomimI. Tiny 
started with their ever-deceiving 
thumb trick, with the water spray* 
the big feature of the turn. There 
la a ne*v finish. Two prop lanterns 
collapse, disclosing two girls with 
dripping parusolM. The long robes 
give the illusion they are unsup- 
ported in the air. The Oeraldi 
opened the show, it took the man- 
dolins to get returns, but the stunt 
Rend* them across. Mrs. Cera Id was 
extremely neat in a gold -fringed 
frock. I bee. 


They had the rails up on tin 
lower floor at 8 p. m. at the Fifth 
Avenue Tuesday night. The ad- 
vance dope announced the Chaplin 
picture, in addition to the regular 
bill next week. 

The show got a bad break In hav- 
ing a weak dramatic sketch .spotted 
No. 4 in Kvelyn Beresford and Co. 
(New Acts) and didn't recover un- 
til Miller and Lyle stepped out in 
the next to closing spot. 

Muriel Hudson and Dave Jones 
followed the dramatic effort and 
didn't have a chance to get started. 
Jones nearly sprained his German 
dialect trying to work up «omo en- 
thusiasm. Their song and nance 
finish got them enough for a couple 
of bends. 

Donald Kerr and :iis Lady 
Friends were next. The littlest girl 
of the quartet captured the house 
without half trying through per- 
sonality and cuteness. She is one 
of the sweetest mites seen around. 
Kerr's solo dance, which is always 
sure fire, was a victim of the apathy 
created ahead and just passed. It 
is a capital act, however. Sammy 
Lee held Kerr's role originally, but 
retired after an accident to his 

The hit of the bill was Fur man 
and Nash in the No. 2 spot. These 
boys a;e fron. the "Van and 
Schenck" club of Brooklyn, and are 
a pair of harmony singers that de- 
liver. They have pleasing voices 
and good song cycle, and will put 
it over in the best of the houses. 
They should have been spotted fur- 
ther down. 

The Mizzan Troupe of Arabs 
opened and gave the show a good 
start with pyramid formations and 
the usue whirlwind Arab ground 
tumbling. * 

Holland and Ray did nicely fol- 
lowing Furman'and Nash and were 
the only other act in the line up to 
get a break. The girl has person- 
ality but should correct her enun- 
ciation, her speaking voice being 
muffled at times. Some of the "fly" 
material of the man didn't register 
and a few of the cracks are lifted, 
but the bulk of the material sounds 
new, being written around the hus- 
band out of work and wife working 
idea. ■ 

Burke and Whiteside, the danc- 
ing team, closed just ahead of the 
feature picture. Miss Whiteside is 
pinch hitting for Burke's former 
partner and wife, who is tempora- 
rily out of the turn through illness. 


Margie) placed the bill on the plane 
which it held for the remainder of 
the evening When they "showed" in 
No. 3 position. The main portion of 
the turn is running exactly ten min- 
utes, with the short dancing bit 
which foltows tacking two more onto 
that. It's too short a time and 
seems to leave the act unfinished. 
Bach delivers a solo, thence double 
for the exit, with some talk inserted. 
The conversation holds one or two 
laughs while sepa rating the pair in 
an argument and •squaring" it, but 
it could stand some touching up 
The pair dress well, With Margie 
leek&tp port kniiarti'»*r«U. in both .he/ 
costumes, while her rendering of 
Jean'' is something to remember 
and the strongest as-et of the act. 
Another chorus should be sung. 

The Novelty Clintons followed the 
weekly, and scored. Lucille and 
Cockle succeeded With the two birds 
in maintaining the interest of the 
house. The green parrot was evi- 
dently a bit off form and caused 
some amount of trouble, but its 
parlner carried the act along to a 
successful ending. 

Davis and Darnell worked up in- 
terest, with the former's fast chat- 
ter making it easy for 'em. A cork- 
ing comedian Davis, with his part- 
ner an excellent foil for him, and 
pleasing to the eye besides. 

Eva Shirley was moved up one. 
from the closing spot, delivering a 
trio of numbers .and finishing well 
up in the running. The band aided 
materially, with the violin player 
attracting attention to himsc.f. A! 
Both collected his share in two bits 
of. jazz stepping. There's a lot of 
action offered within the 16 minutes 
the turn holds the stage, and th t 
fact more than proved its worth 
with numerous curtains. 

Duffy and Sweeney came the clos- 
est to calling a halt in proceedings 
with their clowning, and add* d on 
Sfl extra laugh by coming back to 
take a bow after the lights had been 
extinguished. The response to that 
bit wns more than enough to call for 
an encore, but the boys turned it 
down. They closed the vaudeville 
portion of the bill. 


The usual quota for a Monday 
night filed by the gate to make busi- 
ness good. It was a congenial gath- 
ering that drifted in from the neigh- 
borhood, but not extremely demon- 
strative in its appreciation. 

The show went along evenly, with 
no one in particular running away 
with the honors for the entire sextet 
of acts. Keegan and O'Bourke, who 
have paired since splitting with 
their former partners (Cliff Kd wards 
for the former and Adelphi for 


I am going to make 1921 th* biggest 
y*»ar of my career. To do this 1 n»u."»t 
writ* the best beta of my career. My 
landlord still collects his monthly stipend 
at 1413 Broadway. N. Y. 


The complete bill Was given up- 
stairs the first h:«ir, the runn'nc 
time of the acts in total being 109 
minutes, which allowed the feature 
to start grinding at 10 10; final cur 
tain about 20 minuter past 11 
Where the feature its* If i«> short, 
the ninth act is also played on the 
roof. The lower floor seats have 
been Changed recently and are up- 
holstered, having been brought 
down from the Xew Rochelle houst-. 

The second section of th<» show 
distanced the fir.-t part In scoring, 
with Chapelle and Stennette. a col- 
ored couple, copping the Monday 
evening's honors. The team is now 
<anying a pianist and he proved 
his value. The routine? is entirely 
songs, savi-.g the piano solo. Klim- 
ination of the talk has worked won- 
ders for the turn, which took the 
No. 2 spot a season or so ago here, 
but was this time allot leu the im- 
portant position of seventh. The 
colored girl's voice has greatly im- 

Barring the bad top note at the 
finish of their first number, she 
sang to excellent purpose. The 
eouple have changed in dressing 
also, having discarded cork and ap- 
pearing as "high yaller." their gen- 
eral idea of working being along 
straight lined, which is something 
of a departure for colored acts. Few 
can get away with it, at that. For 
the chorus of one of the several 
ballads in the routine, the girl yo- 
dcled. For others she had novelty 
interpolations. They won their en- 
core number announced as an im- 
pression of Jack Norworth and 
Nora Bayes doing "Come Along 
Miss Mandy." The number was 
very well put over, the pianist 
amusing by his chuckles and hum- 

Charles Conway and Sallie Fields 
•followed With a hit next to clos- 



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ing. This team hates to play Can- 
ada judging from their refusal to 
accept time booked there for them, 
but they are still playing Loew 
theatres. Miss Fields' admirable 
enunciation almost alone stamps her 
as big time, and it's rather a pity 
she has not more lyrics in the pres- 
ent act. This couple look good 
enough for the better houses. It 
appears Just a matter for them- 
selves to work out. There are rough 
points, probably called for by their 
brand of kidding. But both are un- 
mistakably clever entertainers. 

The Williams Brothers soft- 
danced their way to favor opening 
intermission. The routine remains 
the same with the tap stepping at 
the start, waltz time ductting next 
and "their impressions" of tap 
dancing past and present. The 
latter is more jazz work than tap 
stepping. The announcements carry 
a bit too much of the personal. 

Al Gamble stood out well in No 
3. The lightning calculator with an 
assistant who is quick in making 
his comedy points really provided 
the bill's first spark of life. Gam- 
ble showed something different in 
factoring a five number figure. It's 
doubtful if many of the roof bunch 
knew what it was all about when 
he cubed several figures. But they 
understood the comedy and were 
impressed by the figure? that 
strewed the blackboard at the close. 

Elwin's Rag-o-Marimba Band 
(New Acts) closed intermission well 
enough. On just ahead were Fisher 
and Hurst (New Acts). Estelle 
Sully was second, looking very nice 
in a flowered silk frock, festooned 
with glittering silver lace. Miss 
Sully's talk seemed too fast and she 
showed more ability at handling 
lyrics than with the chatter. Her 
use of "Mammy" got more than 
anything else offered. 

The bronzed Apollo Trio with 
Greek posings and acrobatics closed 
the show. The roof crowd is stay- 
ing for the feature these days. The 
Aerial Macks opened. Ibee. 


The bill here (first half) was only 
of fair calibre, with three acts 
standing forth. Josie Heather and 
Co. (New Acts) were in the lights 
and made an acceptable headliner, 
though the laughs of the show went 
to George Rolland and Co., "Fixing 
the Furnace." This goes over with 
the same ease and results as it did 
when it was first put on.^nd some 
new gags add to its pull. 

Jed Dooley and his "cast." con- 
sisting of a mighty good-looking 
girl looking mighty good in tights, 
(Continued on page 22.) 


A complete musical comedy production, including secnorv. wardrobe and electrical 
effects. In fact everything that goes to make a successful musical comedy revue. 


will dispose of their entire production, for the past season, to make room for an 
antire new production for the season of 1921. 

Every article to be sold was built, painted and created this season Everything 
is in first class condition. Most of the wardrobe was replaced this season 

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At Monday Matinee and Night at Palace, New York, this week, (Feb. 28) all ye who were there Saw and Heard 




"And they asked me how I did it, 

and I gave 'em the scripture text, 
'You keep your light so shining 

a little in front o' the next! 9 
They copied all they could follow, 

but they couldn't copy my mind, 
And I left 'em sweating and stealing 

a year and a half behind." 


Three bows, compelled insistent applause; followed 
with speech. 

Three more bows and another speech. 

Three bows and applause insisting, song not programed. 

Two more bows, compelled to make another speech, one 
more bow to follow. 


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Yiday, March 4, 1921 


Peoria, 111., January 23, 1921. 
Mr. K. F, Albcc, 
New York Citv : 

Dear Mr. Albcc: 

As per your request, wc write you concerning the cour- 
tesy accorded us while playing Gar)-, Ind. The junior office 
notified us to be sure and check our baggage out in time 
Saturday— our closing day — so as to be able to check it on 
.the. 8:30 P. M. train for Peoria, as no other trains carry 

This wc did to the letter, but on arriving at the station, 
the Baggage Master informed us that there was no 8 :30 train ; 
that there never had been one, and that no other train carried 
baggage that night, which left us in an awful predicament. 
We then appealed to the ticket agent .who was in charge of 
the station. We stated our case and told him it was really 
necessary for our baggage to make one of the three trains go- 
ing into Chicago, lie asked us to come back after the final 
performance, which we did. He notified the train conductor 
©n the 11 P. M. train going from Gary to Chicago to stop, 
and had his baggage master with our assistance to put trunks 
on said train. He also wired ahead to Englewood station and 
had the baggage men there meet train and take off N. V. A. 
Baggage, thereby practically assuring us of having our bag- 
gage for Sunday opening at Peoria. 

The N. V. A. Sticker was immediately recognized by him, 
and I think by your publishing a notice about this incident in 
help artists who use X. V. A. stickers. 

This shows the spirit, and Mr. F, A. Reading, ticket agent 
at N. Y. C. Station at Gary, Ind., should get a world of credit. 
Mr. John Kane, night officer at the same station, was an 
able assistant. This is worthy of mention, as they really 
recognized the N. V. A. sticker on our trunks at once. 

Thanking you and hoping this work continues, we remain, 
• Yours for better conditions in Vaudeville, 

: . • , Orpheum Theatre, Joliet, 111. 

Messrs. Davis cc Chadwtck, 

Care Western Vaudeville Managers' Association, 
State-Lake Building, Chicago, III. 

My dear Davis & Chadwick: 

Yours of January 23d received. I am pleased to know 
that the railroad people are already giving their attention 
to the N. V. A. labels. Their co-operation in getting you 
through was a splendid example of what we may expect 
from all railroads, as the letters that I have received have 
assured me that every consideration will be shown the 
vaudeville artists, and this is a splendid illustration that they 
propose to carry out what they say. 

I am having the letter published for the benefit of the 
other artists, as you desire me to do. 

Very cordially yours, 

(Signed) £. F. ALBEE 


(Continued from page l0.) 

kidded the house Into agreeing with 
him that he has a funny act. 

Miss Heather, who has just re- 
cently returned from the other side. 
went over strong through *h^t>r per- 
sonality ant refinement of method 
and material. Her younger liflter, 
who Is on for a few moments with 
her In a Scotch number, came in for 
a good hand on her own account. 
Benson and Belle open with their 
dancing, followed by Lizzie Wilson 
in Jewish dialect songs and stories. 
Neither act received any too warm 

Al Piantodosl and Bert Walton 
went over big with their dialog 
and songs, Walton's singinr; of Al's 
new blue law song, "They Can't Do 
It," bringing forth the biggest hand. 
The audience beat them to it with 
the applause in many eas^s during 
the pinging of brief bits from old 
bits of Piantodosi. 

Gormlee Bros, and Tyne, in their 
pretentiously dressed song and 
dance number, closed the vaudeville 
portion of the bill and held fairly 

Chares Bay in "Nineteen and 
Phyllis," a five -reel film, wound up 
the program. 


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Long Island and New Jersey with 
his car. painting water-color scenes 
from the Shubert production on 
the windows of banks and business 
houses, and delivering lectures in 
the schools on "The French Naw 
in the World War." 

Incidentally, Capt. Lewis had a 
grand reunion with John Pollock, 
the Keith forces and Tom Henry of 
the Columbia, and T. Wilton, with 
whom he worked 25 years ago. 
Miss Cohan announced her inten- 
tion of retiring from the stage. 

The marriage of Georgette Cohan 
at West Palm Beach was a Broad- 
way surprise of the week. The 
young lady has taken for husband 
what George M. calls "a 100 per 
cent. American boy" in J. William 
Souther. The bridegroom is a war 
veteran, and besides, a successful 
business man. He is also a mem- 
ber of a wealthy New York family. 

London, have signed Alice Delysia 
for a tour of American cities next 
season in "Afgar." She will close 
her run, at the Central, New York 
April 2 and sail for Europe to spend 
her summer at Biarritz. 

Florence Rfbd will close in "The 
Mirage," at the Times Square.'' 
March 12, and will be suceeded by 
the musical plav, "Maid to Love/* 

E. F. Albee has contributed a 
mne-piece set and a garden drop to 
the new theatre erected within 
Clinton prison at Dannempra by the 
inmates. He promises further con- 
tributions to it. or con 

trl ra £7i ? iIc ™ er W,H open the Thea- 
tre Cadet Rouselle in Paris this 
summer as the Gaby Desly's Thea- 
tre, in memory of the dancer. 

Corl ThSlSIVS P '? yrhol °Gy ■« the 
Lort Theatre John Armstrong Chal- 

oner, of "Who's looney now?'' fame 

declared he had been informed by 

the spirit of P. T. Barnum that 

StJflSi l t ,V omin e to earth with 
600.000 bullet-proof soldiers, lie 
said a lot of other funny things. 

Mile. Anne Codee has arrived from 
the Folies Bergere, Paris, to play 
the feminine lead in "Whirl of, thp 

Planning to marry Mrs Austin 

ssrss Sacke,t at i>a,in *-<£ 

Mary Garden is loud In her praise 
of Margery Maxwell, a Chicago girl 
whom she regards as one of the 
finds of opera. She has been with 
the Chicago company since 1917. 

A. H. Woods announces he has 
signed Bert Williams to a three-year 
contract and will present him next 
season in a musical comedy. "The 
Pink Slip." 

Leonard Thomas, millionaire New 
Yorker, whose former wife now is 

Survival of the Fittest." with 

Th a f U e L ° VC a9 the star - WW open 

Mar h lf reenWich V,,,a '*° th * a tre 

The trial of the Chicago White 
Sox players indicted in connection 
wuh the 1919 World Series scandal 
has been set for March 14. Buanaai 

rni2 U nit Ga,, « way ' membc r of "The 
Gold Diggers" cast at the Lyceum, 
discovered a negro ransacking her 
ti e8 " in s- f rOOTn Tuesday night, but 
by the time the police arrived he 
had escaped. 

Charles Gilpin, negro star of "The 
Emperor Jones," who was selected 

Now Appearing at B. S. MOSS' COLISEUM, NEW YORK 

Comstock and Gest, through ar- 
rangoment with C. B. Cochran of 


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I wish to thank Mr. E. F. Albee for his courteous treatment in 
personally arranging a most satisfactory route. Due to his per- 
sonal interest I am booked solid. 

B. F. KEITH'S. DAYTON M»^k \a 

Friday, March 4, 1921 

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tals" of the stage this season, ha» 
informed the Drama League he will 
attend its dinner Sunday. Pre- 
viously, when his selection was an- 
nounced, he had indicated he would 
remain away in order to avoid ra- 
cial feeling. 

It. H. Burnside, general stage di- 
rector for Dillingham, returned to 
New York this week after an ex- 
tended European tour. 

Clara Carroll, 18, a member of 
Gus Edwards* Revue, has sued Carl 
S. Montayne, librettist of "The Rose 
Cllrl," for $100,000, alleging breach of 

promise. , , 

Charles Dana Gibson was enter- 
tained at dinner at tho Players Club 
Monday night, Louis Evans Shipman 
being host. 

Mabel Dunning (Mrs. Hugo Rie- 
senfeld) will return to the concert 
field, giving a series of songs at 
Aeolian Hall March 21. 

••Love, 1 ' by 
Players, and 

the Provineetown 
"Tyranny of Love," 
produced by Henry Baron, were 
opened this week. 

"The Hero," with Grant Mitchell, 
will be a special matinee attraction 
at the Baftt H. Harris theatre, be- 
ginning Mareh 14. Mitchell still is 
Appearing in "The Champion." 

Two plavs by actors are com- 
pleted. One was written by George 
Abbott, of "The Broken WinR." the 
other by Sammy White. The let- 
ter's is a musical comedy, for which 
he has done the book aid lyrics. 

William Faversham in "Prince 
and Pauper" closes March 12. while 
the "Greenwich Village Follies of 
]9J0" winds up this Saturday. The 
"Follies'* will he supplanted at the 
Shubert .by Xora Pa yes in "Her 
Family Tree." 

Pat Rponey and Marion Rent in 
"Love Birds" are slated to open in 
Brooklyn at the Majestic Monday. 
The play has been out for several 
weeks, playing Baltimore, Roston 
and New England cities. 

In the will of Mrs. James Speyer, 
widow of the financier, $1,000 is be- 
queathed to the Actors' Fund. 


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The Chicago Opera company 
winds up its season at the Manhat- 
tan this week. 

A. L. Frlanger announces that by 
acquiring all the holdings of Charles 
Frohman. Inc.. in the Blackstone 
theatre. Chicago, he has obtained 
full control of the house, with the 
exception of a small minority in- 
terest. Frank Bacon in "LightninV 
will be sent into the Blackstone for 
a season's run next September. 

Paul 'South* and Stella Tobin 
have joined the Irving Berlin pro- 
fessional staff, with a commission to 
do special exploitation work around 
the New York cabarets for the Ber- 
lin catalog. 

J. II. Bemick & Co. are to have a 
new retail store in Chicago, having 
leased the ground floor of the prop- 
erty at State and Jackson streets 
for ten years. 



























Evan Baldwin, for several years 
at the Campus cabaret uptown, is. 
now with the George Pitman 
Music Co. 


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Hibson Terry Kate 
Giffin Faye 
Graves I'illie 
Gray Jack 
Green Billy 
Green Cliff 
Greene Harrison 
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Hahiland Gertrude 
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Mart Chaa 

Henderson Betty 
Herbert Hughes 
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Hew is Cleo 
Lewis Frank 
Lloyd Jules F 
I .oil us Peggy 
I oy:lt HesHi* 
luster Carl 
Hubin A Ijowts 
Lucy Frank 

Mac Chas 
Mark Hilly 
Madison Sun 
Marble Win 
Martin Hradley 
Martin Irene 
Marx JiMlus 
Masoulm Ray 

Mast Chaa 

Meadows Francis 

Meehan W a 

M llor BtS 
Moore Jan**t 
Murray Blia 

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Platos Jack 

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Randall i'eg 
Iti«by Kio 
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Hose Harry 

Itutl'Mttfi G<rt!e 

Sa \a/je Jaek 
8uvoy I. <ni is 
Savuy Viola 
Srotl Mae 
Hcoli fHith 
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Sllleir llM IK lie 

■iihur Mabel 

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Ateph*n Murray 

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Vunu Jean 
Victor Chai 
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Wigand Viola 
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Wiimot Dolly 
Wirs A Walker 
Wolforth Jules 
Wright Mr & Mrs 

Young Emma 

Zuhn Billy 

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A stela Hoys 
Anderson Lucille 

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ArmstrunK L (Jrant 

Vstiwur'h Hej«h 
Armenia vng^io 
Arnold it Sobel 

\ 1 irn-i \ip 

Barbour Dorothy 
Belmont He.n« 
Hrowning Art 
I'.elninnt Joe 

Hra4ley <;e<»rge 
Boltn CaM 
Bennett Charles 
Bleeoinsj Mrs c 

IkTifiy Jaek 
B< rn;ir/l Mil " 
I :<■ r f j • t Siitinie 

Braam ateiis 
Byron \ •• i 
Bella Kb p a 

Hento Hefran 
H rooks Frank K 
Pel ford 8ik 
Hadte 8 

Hunting Rmma 
Ue.rnard 4c Lloyd 

Clifford Ruby J 
Connors Jack 
t.'ummings Bay 
Tooper "Fitch' 
Casell Ridney 
f'l-rvo L»sn 

DeVlne Hot Ha 
Pavenport <»»rtn 
Davis A McCoy 

Donney George I* 

Dawson Sis L S 
Du Nord I.eo 

Rnpa a r 

F.lls.voitb Pi i 

Karl A Lewl s 
Hrimriie Sisters 
Brcallt Carmen 

Fa her Earl 
Prance Janet A H 
Fessehdea Alice 
F.rd Chaa II 

FolSOm Hobby Misb 
Foley Tiios J 
Ft her A M'Onwan 
F »ater A Clark 
Fiuhrer & Pluhrer 

l ;• orge Fr«-d 

' . .-11111.1 r Pauline 

<;rr»nt Sydney 

'Iray H*»e Ho Mr 
<!ordon Jean 
Oerrlty M J 
ffilnioro Lew 
Oouid Laura 

Howard Hert C 
I! r.defieon Norman 
Harty *Bob 

H.u riaon Happy 
Hurt Ha •/.*•! 
Hays K <? 

Hart 'buries 
iiarnt! Honey 

Hov ard Flnrenee 

H.irn^ s & O 
Hoiden A Na\.<rr»» 
Harris Da an 
Haywood Hat ry 

J a we n M Mrs 
Jone a Helen M 
Joyce Jack 

Josephs Jack 
Johnson Anna R 
I i son A Halg 

Kirke Hazel 
Kirchner Huttie 
Kin« Madeline 
Kalama Momi 

f.orralne C A 
Lee Ja«k 
Hingard Hilly 
Lamb waiter c 
Lloyd Wilkes 
l.owene Cib»n 
I^ynn A Ha Ro«e 
Leonard Xc Haley 
Lindsay Tom 
Lund Charles 
Luke Eda Ann 
Ll*»\vellyn Roue 

i, undo Barney Mis* 

Martya Maude 
Martin F a Mr* 

Martin Johnny 

Moraa f a B 

Milbr D S Mrs 
Mudae F M 

M :i T.-1..- I.I A B|ddb 

Miirti-il A W- st 
Meyers Hilly Mr 
Moore E J 

Mayes Ja<k 
Mannard Virginia 

Miller Cleora 

Morrall Frank 
Murray Edith 
Morgan June 
Mitchell A P 

Narder Vike Miss 

O'Mar Cassis 

Pittenger Vira 
I'OHty Dot 
Plerco Ilil law 
Perry Alice 
Phillips George 
ponies Leon'a 

Roger a Wilson 8 
Behan Batelle 

Rae W.igdal> n 
Rolls A Royrn 
Roberta l*.-gif< 
Blchey R Keith 
Rlely Mae 
Rog.-rs Jaek 
Robertson A Ross 

Robinaoa * Pierce 
Regan Jameg 
Renard a Jordan 

Royal Phlllipe 

Rogers Frank Mrs 
Riggs Mary 

Stiaw Llli.un 

Stanton Walter 
Single Billy 
Seymour* Dolly 
Stead Sue 
Scott John George 
Saxton V P Mrs 
Sackett Albert 
Stafford Edwin 
Spahman Albert 
Smith Oliver Co 
Sperling Philip 
Sully Lew 
Schreln Pert 
Skinner J J 
Smith Willie 

Thayer Charles 
Temple Joe 
Tra.ey Sid 
Thlele otto 


Van S.-bark Eddie 
Vay Margie 
Valyda Rosa 
Vincent Jewel 

Vesta pan 

White Hob 
Williamson Ho 
Weeks LeRoy A 
Washburn Pearl 
Wilbur Elsie 
Wilson John Mrs 
Webb Hwry I. 
Williams Connie 

Zukur Dave 



for the week with Monday matinee, wfce,n not otherwise 
are grouped tn divisions, according to the booking offlcse tney 

doea not de-note tne relative 
turn, or reappearing after 

(All houses 

The bille below 
ero supplied from. 

The manner in which these bills are printed 
Importance of acta nor their program positions. 

•Before name indicates ac» Is now doing nes 
Absence from vaudeville, or appearing in 


Palace Theatre Building. New York OR] 

Kelth'a Palace 

C halwartf i'R 

city wbera listed for the first time. 

4< _ 


Josef fson's Iccl'ders 
Parish ft Peru 
Brouson A Baldwin 
Sylvia Clark 
To to 
La Biloiantira 

Kelth'a Riverside 

l'carl Regay Co 
Howard's I'onlea 
Julius Tanmn 
MiiHon Kceler Co 
DSiiion ft Parker 

Milton ft Norton 
Prank Mullane 

Kelth'a Royal 
Ruaaell ft Parker 

ft La Mar 

hxlf , . 

Roxs Sis 
(Two to 


Mull, i ft 
F ft M Dale 
Jaa Leonurd Co 
d'our to fill) 

Proctor's 5th Ave. 

I'd half (3-6) 
Pi. 'lot ft Schofield 
Mann 3 

'Indoor Sports" 
V A T Ifayden 
Richard Ke*H Co 

1st half (7-9) 
C\oo Gascoigne 
(Seo M Kosener 

llagher ft Rolley 
Two to fill) 
2d half (10-13) 

I C.a 
I (T 



Raymond Wilbert 

N Nazarro Band 


Mabel Burke Co 

Brown & O'Donnell 

Yvette Rugel 

Dcm'rest & Collette 

Keith's Alhumhra 

Kmma Hnlg C* 
1'ressler ft Klaiss 
Four Ortons 
Wood & Wyde 
<t hicktl's Manikins 
Ryan & Bronson 
Van ft Corbert 
(Others tO fill) 

Kelth'a Colonial 

Biggs & Witchie 
I rawlcy ft Louise 
Pearson ft Lewis 
.lack Inglls 
chlc Sales 
(Others to Mil) 

Mom* Broadway 
Kane aV Herman 
Young ft April 
Callagher ft Martin 
Arthur Lloyd 
(saw afunson Co 
(«Hhers to fill) 

Nona* Coliseum 

lnti( Tack 8am 
Valda Co 
Bensee & Bulrd 
(Othcra to fill) 

I'd half 
Swift A. Kelly 
Ten Eyck A Wiley 
"Day Dreams" 
Bernard A Oarry 
(Others to fill) 

Kelth'a Hamilton 

Win Rock Girls 
1) D H 

Mowers W&lt'm & c 
Princess Rajah 
Ryan & Ryan 
Brooka A Powera 
(Others to fill) 

Keith's Jefferson 

f.( o Cnrillo 
Mans; A Snyder 
It isco 

B * P Hale 

A & l Ball 

Martha Pryor Co 
Foley * 
Burns & Frubito 

Proctor's 23 rd St. 

I'd half (3-6) 
Arena Bros 
DeBell * Waters 
Hal Davis Co 
Frank Hurst Co 
Hughes & Nerrett 
Diers A Bennett ' 

lat half (7-9) 
Bullet Proof Lady 
"What's the Idea" 
"Indoor Sports" 
BAP Valentine 
Edwin George 
Reynolds S 

2d half (10-13) 
Edna Luby 
Frank Farron 
M A K Hharrock 
C.ellln Tr 
(Other* to Mil) 


Kelth'a Buahwick 

Ida Mae Chadwick 

Whiting A Burt 

Betty Washington 

Chas McGood Co 

Gordan A Ford 


Mast's A Kraft Rev 

Kelth'a Orpheum 

Franklyn Chas Co 
Evans A Perea 
Ethel Levy 

Wilson Bros 
Sydney Grant 
Sylvia Loyal Co 

Mosa' Flat bush 

Newholf A Ph'-lps 
Maroolle Fallen 
Robt K Keano 
Nash A O'Donnell 
(Others to fill) 

Kelth'a Greenpoint 

2d half (3-6) 
The SkStelles 
Donlin A Maxflcld 



1 1Hg Hrooduuy. Suite 801. Bryant 59»9 

A( T 

Daily A Berlew 
Boslock's School 
Burt A Roaedale 
Watts A Hawlejr 
(Others to till) 

Mom' Regent 

Bernard A Garry 
Swift ft K.dlv 
(Othcra to rlii) 

2d half 
r.unK Tack Sam 
(Others to fill) 

Keith's Hist 
Lydell A Macey 
Van Cleva a Pete 

I ! nlxrnie 
K Itty Doner Co 
1 A Betty Morgan 
Kelth'a H. G. II. 
I'd half 
(3-f ) 
Jack Benny 
Tildeq ft ( •inroll 
Gormlcy Bros A P 
3 Itiano* 
\' !<>r ft Haynea 
Max Ford Ri v 
(.( tthera »<> tin ) 

1st half t7-9) 
«'ook A Sylvia 
HURties A Nen. It 
(Others to All) 

24 half (10-13) 
Rose A Valyda 
Kdwlg George 
(Others to (HI) 

Proctor'a 125th St. 

.'el half (^-(5) 
Lew ir A Henderson 

Furman 4 Nash 
Oelll Troups 
(One to (111) 

1st half (7-9) 
Foley * O'Nell 
H A: E Bharrock 
(Others to rill) 

I'd half (10-13) 
Ch'ter John tone Cq 
Ed wards Orneby W 
Hughes A Nerrett 
K> > noids .1 

(Oae to mi) 

Kelth'n l'rospect 

I'd half (;;-o 

Foley £. O'Neil 

..•"•M.I, UOd;l ,UU()„ 

Hilton & Norton 
H-rlt A Whiteside 
(One to fill) 

1st half i7-f») 
Hewitt a Quintan 

Win Kent Co 
(Two to fill) 

2d half (10-13) 

Belle Mal<er 

Gallagher ft Rolley 
itw.i to mi) 



(Minningham split) 

1st half 
Dave Ferguson 
Musical Hunters 

i.. Beige 2 

Black A White Rev 
E B Ford 



Dr. M. C. CARY 

Special Rates to the Profession. 

Flan'gan A Staplt'n 

Baby Mine" 
Jed Dooley « o 
II E Sharrot k 

1st half (7-3) 
Sawyer A Eddy ' 
Edna Bennett 
Burns & Frabito 
C.eiii Troupe 
<Onc to till) 

2d half (10-L1) 
Eddy a; Earl 
•indoor Sports" 
Furman A Na^h 
(Two to HID 

IVoctor's ftkth St. 

) i iffy A Sweeney 
B YiMirnum Co 
Dave Winnie 
risn - i,an A: Stgple'n 



(M.teun split) 
1ft half 


K.'no Fables A W 
Nippon 2 

Sh'mr'k-Thls'le Rev 
Milt Collins 

ALB AN V, N. fi 


Miss 1. 1 le.- n 

Jean Metealf Co 
Archer A: Belfni i] 
Rahbotl a Brooka 
Reckless Bve 
Hendricks * *ton* 
"Begin oi World ' 

2d half 
Walthour A P'n'ton 
Mack A Mean 
Ore en A Myra 
tfklney A Tom v'ey 
Mushman A Muyne 
Harry Antrim 
Pftfa Hack A M 



j a r Bogard 

t'na Clayton Co 
(Three to nil) 
2.1 half 
Coatea Bros 
T lloyer Co 
(Two to nil) 


Will A Blondy 
Lady Tsen Mel 
Nat Jerome Co 
John T Ray Co 
(One to till) 

2d half 
Reck A Rector 
Mack A Lane 
Orcat Howard 
Rome A Cullen 
My Tulip Girl" 

Al 'HI RN, X. Y. 


Ballot 3 

Donn A Shepard 
Diamond & Br'nnan 
Marie Sparrow 
Princeton a 

2d half 
Strasselle's Animals 
Prit;. "•».! Nal L L 
Murke Walsh A N 

4 Readings 



Bud Snyder 3 
Handera & Mellls 
Clinton & Rooncy 
Marlette's Manikins 
Orace Nelson Co 
Carson A Willard 
H Shone Co 
Maslova Co 
Monroe A Grant 



Henry Catalann 
DeWitt Burns A T 
Sherwin Kelly 
H Von Fossen 
Hamilton A Mm her 



(Atlanta splits 
lag half 
Willie Holar 
Perrone A Oliver 
Chas Lloyd Co 
Fate A Temptation 
3 Falcons 


B. F. Kelth'a 

W A G Dooley Rev 
Ruby Norton 
Margaret Tavlor 
Euuiili Bros 
Coogan A Casey 
Sully A Houghton 
Bert Levy 
Russell & Devitt 



Santos-Hayes Rev- 
Helen Jackley 
Anderson A Yvel 
Alex Bros & Eve 
Joe Cook 
Rolls A Royee 
Claudia Coleman 


ft. c. 


(Columbia split ) 
1st half 
Bert Stoddard 
Jess A Dill 

Dlaa Monks 

Fa den 3 

.Manuel Domain Co 


A citde my 

(Greensboro split) 

1st half 

5 Avollons 
Ryan A Moore 
Harry Br eon 
Ardeiie Cleaves 



(Knoxville st»lit) 

1st half 

Spencer A Williams 

Clark * Beban 

Big City 4 
R"ed & Clifton 
(One to nil) 

B. F. Keith's 

Eddie Leonard Co 
Ed .Morton 
Libby A Sparrow 
Osborne 3 
Walters & Walters 
Mr & Mrs j Barry 
Harry Holman Co 
I 'red Llndsey Co 

Keith's Palace 
"Niuht in Hawaii" 

Herherta Bceaori 


Nelson- Barrv Boys 

Kennedy a Prancls 
Young a Wheeler 

Fulton & Burt 

f' LEY E LA Ml 


''r. >ie Paah'a Plat. 
Flying Henrya 

Weber Oirta 
Cathedral Singers 

Weleh M«aly A M 
•'Eyes of Buddha" 
John B llymet , v 
Xnlin a> Dries 
^ A F Stedrnan 

( OLI MM A, ft, ('. 

( ( ha i lestOli spill I 

1st half 
Nlng Toy 
MiMiiillian Co 
Jeaale Franks 
, ,,-. >• a, Wajre.n 
Mull-m & Corel 1 1 


B. E. Kelth'a 

M Montgomery 
Trlxie Friganza 
Ethel Clifton Co 

PalO * Palet 

UlaHo'a Look 
Bernard A Townee 



li. F. Kelth'a 

Fay Wlrth Co 
V A E Stanton 
Cross A Santora 
McRae A ciegg 

Eric Zardo 

G Campbell A Co 

(on.- to All) 


Bthel McDonough 
The Hrightons 
J K Lee 

Hoil'k-Sarampa Sis 
Homer Romalne 
I'earson Newport P 
Hal ft Francis 
II y mack 


B. F. Keith's 

2d half (3-6) 
<; \ li DeBecra 
•Fixing Furnace" 
l.ihonat I 

W.ber A Rldnor 
(Two to nil) 

lat half (7-9) 
Ch'ter Johnstone Co 
Edwards Ornsby W 
Jaa Leonard Co 
Martha Pryor Co 
(Two to nil) 

2d half (10-13) 
Hewitt A Qulnian 
Oeo Randall Co 



(Pittsburgh spill) 
1st half' 
Cushing A West 
Le«v Rosa Co 
Sandy Shaw 
(Two to mi) 



(Chattanooga split) 

1st half 
Cirl 1.000 eyes 
Barry A Layton 
Arnold A Florenze 
Dave Thurfcby 
Ann Suter 


Mary Anderson 

Van Hoven 
Frank Wilson 
Elinore A Williams 
Whipple Huston Co 
4 Lamy Bros 
Beth Beri Co 
Norton & Melnotte 

Keith's National 

(Nashville split) 
1st half 
Dorothy Wahl 
Van Cellos 
Fabcr & Bennett 
I.ehr & Bell 

Belle Baker 
(Othcra to nil) 

Xd half (10-13) 
W M Ker.t Co 
(Others to nil) 



(Louisville split) 
1st half 
Frank Browne 
Sebastlna-Myra Sia 
Rio A Helmar 
Sampaon A Douglas 
Russ Leddy 



Jed Dooley 
Eva Shirley Co 
ciTjton A ft* wards 
(Others to nil) 


Pa luce 

(Mobile split) 
1st half 
Annie Abbott 
Pettlt Troupe 
Royal Syndeya 
Bob Van Horn 
Holliday A Willette 



Bud Lorraine 
Chung Wha 4 
(Othera to nil) 

2d half 
"Bungalow Love" 
Brooks A Philson 
(Others to fill) 



(Richmond split) 
1st half 
Travers & Douglas 
Marie Lo Co 
Just 3 Cirls 
Brierre A King 
(One to nil) 

Ann Gray 


Black A Earl 

Elsie LaBergere Co 

Caplan A Wella 


Nestor A Vincent 
Duncan A Carroll 
Harry L Mason 
Eddie Eoy Co 
(One to fill) 

2d half 
Felix A Flaher 
Cheater A Allen 
Eddie Foy Co 
(Two to nil) 

(Norfolk Split) 
1st half 
Sean"n Denno B A S 
Marie Hart Co 
Bennett A Lee 
Koban Japs 
(Two to fill) 



"Bungalow Love" 
Brooks & Phileon 
(Others to fill) 

2d half 
Hughes 2 
Green A parker 
Mile Twinnette 
(Two to nil) 



Margaret Ford 
Unusual 2 
Eary & Eary 
"Little Cottage" 
Hamilton A Barnes 
Herbert A Dare 
Boyce Coombe 



(Jacksonville split) 







Consult Us Before Signing for Next Season 

1493 Broadway. Bryant 841, 842, 5320 


Able O. H. 

Caltes Broa 
Thos Hoyer Oo 

(One to fill) 

2d half 
J A V Bogard 
1'na Clayton Co 
(Two to fill) 



Chas r. Semon 
M< Waters A Tyson 
(Others to till) 




Are Sisters 
Lambert ^- Ball 

\In7.vl Moran 
Mary Hnynes 
A C A st or 
■rnmy'a Pets 


N. C. 


(Charlotte .split ) 
1st half 
Kuter :i 

Joale k iv Co 

Loney Haskell 
J O'Malley Co 
Rosa & Foss 



Robbie Qordone 
■ a\ b Conrad 
Davis ^ Pelle 

Home A tlaut 
l>nve Koth 

Dui.irm ^ O'llallcy 
ii xh it i sin iu; 


Reck A Iteetor 
Mark A Lane 
(•r.iit Howard 

Roma a Cullen 

' Aly Tulip drl" 

2d half 
NV"! A Blondy 
Lady Tsen Mei 
Nat Jerome i'o 
John T Rav Co 
(One to till) 

H. F. Kelth'a 
"Te PkMtC Hhop-' 

Bender a Herr 

La<ly Alice Pets 
■I Clave 

Mrs Q Hughes Co 
Vinie Daley <'o 
Dntfy K- Mann 
Vintent O'Dpnm 11 




< s.i \ .i niifih • •>: : ) 

1st hair 
RltS Could 

N Ifred Pow< II 

Drew A W 1 1 1 a < - • 
Unhn A" Bohti 

i. i a cuiii 

Muccart St Bradf'd 


B. F. Keith's 


Stanley A Lee 

The Bials 

Morris A Campbell 

Hilly Olasson 

W & M LaVar 



(Augusta split) 
1st half 
Middleton & S 
Lorimer Hudson 
J A B Mclntyre 
Kubellck A Vardo 
Cleveland & Dowry 

Mo nil l ALA. 


(New Orleans split) 
1st half 



Geo Moore Co 
Bill Genevieve St W 
Lucas A ln-x 
Eddie Foyer 
Elklns Fay A S 
Howard A White 
Frank Conroy Co 


Kennison Sis A R 
Kennedy & Rooney 
(Others to till) 

2d half 
Farrel-Tayh>r Co 
Joe Armstrong 
Holld-Dockrell Co 


Bergere Co 

Kuth Roye 
DcIIaven A Nice 
Devaro A Seinater 

/ booked Poster's Pirouettes 
on the Pant ages Circuit, 
opening March 26, 1921, 


1312 Masonic Temple 


Max Hidden 

Burhe a Dark In 
Urlndell & E»the r 



(Sunday opening) 
Mel Klee Bros 
The Duttons 
Rraeat Evans Co 
Dugs n A Raymond 
Sybil \ an" 
Walsh A Edwards 


St. Denis 
Mabel Fonda 3 

'.' Hosellas 

(Othera to nil) 



2d half <:•'■» 
Van ( leve A Pet« 
Rome a Wager 
l hvnnla Sis 

Mallei- A/ Stanley 
» Marx Broa 

I'll- to till) 

it half (T • • • 
i urman A Nash 

Muldoon Fr"nklln R 
Will J Ward Cirls 
Hall A Sliapiro 
Bob A Tlp k 

Sheridan Nquaie 

(Johnstown split) 
1st half 

.Ti-wsi" Mnrrin 

"Cheer I'll" 

4 Harmony Kinps 

(Two to till) 


B. F. Kelth'a 

Jack Osterman 
Wilton Sisters 
Clown Seal 
Aloab A Cirlie 

Anderson A Graves 

Werner Ameroa 1 


K. F. Albee 

Miller A Mark 
Pink's Mules 
Nathan Bios 

D«.ll> Kay 

Jack Joyce 

Mm Ds mn » •> 

Vernon St Ik a 

\oi ion «^ Nieh iion 

<H FBKt . CAN. 
A est M velum 

1st half 
Betty Bond 
Valenti Broa 
Lytell Revue 
Demarest A Doll 
Jane Dillon 


PHina C. 
ti A T. Garden 
"Polly's Pearls'* 
Vaughn Comfort Co 
4 Readings 

2d half 
Australian Chop'rs 
Simpson A Dean 
Ollfoyle A Lang 
Will Oakiand 
"For Pity's Sake" 

H. F. Keith's 

Master Cabriel Co 

BR1IR.I roil T 


Jean & Hlise 
N'( laon Maring 
Jimmy Hodge Co 
(One to till) 

2d half 
John Blondy A Sis 
Craig A Holtsworth 
Jimmy Hodge Co 
(One to nil) 

Rmilletta sis 
Hagerty A Cordon 
Jones A Johnson 
Hobby Mclean Co 

M half 
De i :..■.. i 

I. it ner A Reaney 
Klnaald Kdties 



The Herberts 
Judsnh Cole 
Dalton A Craig 

Brennan A Rule 
"Kiss Me" 

2d half 
. T Tifi « ftrtw •' • 

7 Rosebuds 
Jai kson Taylor .1 
M A II Amaith Co 


Do Rand 

c. o c.unthic r Co 


"Echo Valley" 

Goldle A Thorn 

Kincald Kilties 

2d half 
Bellla 2 
W & M Moore 

Cartelll A Rargera 

Raymond Bond Co 
Jim McWIIiiams 



John Blondy A Rli 
< 'ra lg A IToltan <n i h 
7 Roaebada 
.i.ii i son Taj lot '■'■ 

Ld half 

Pmliletta s.s 

.I'id. on < 'o|e 

.m A H Amnr'lh Co 

Roberts A Boyne 
Uyeda Japa 
Three Belmonta 
Clara Morton 
W«aver A Weaver 
4 Mortons 
Ijirry Harklns Co 
Fallon A Shirley 



Mabel Tallafero Co 
Samstead ft Marlon 
T ft K O'Mcara 
Senator F Murphy 
Clara Howard 
Toney ft Norman 
Ella Shielda 
Mr & Mra Norcroaa 


J ft B A it kens' 
Lydell ft Gibson 
Buckridge Casey Co 
Clark ft Verdi 

TROT. N, T. 


Page Hack ft M 
Simpson ft Dean 
Bushman ft Bayne 
Lynn ft Howland 
Gllfoyle ft Lane 

Id half 
Miss Ioleen 
Hendricks ft Stone 
Sabbott ft Brooks 
Vaughn Comfort Co 
"Polly's Pearls" 


H. F. Keith's 

O'Donnell ft B'.air 

June Mills 

Law ton 

Thos E Shea Co 

Wright A Dietrich 

The Leightons 

Wayne. Marshall C 

• tract*, n. y. 


Elaine Sis ft H 

A ft L Bell 


Homer Miles Co 

Kaufman Bros 

Kervilles Jl 

2d half 
Lorraine & Crawf'd 
I'M Janla Review 
(Four to fill) 


II. F. Keith's 


Gertrude Hoffman 
L ft P Murdock 
Jack Kennedy Co 
Brown ft O'Donnell 
Stephens ft Holl'ter 
Watson Sisters 



Adams & Chase 
Minettl ft Sidelli 
Hugh Herbert Co 
Margot A Francois 
A Loyal'a Doga 
(Two to fill) 



"Once Upon Time" 
F ft M Dale 
1 ft B Hart 
Muller ft Stanley 
(Two to fill) 
2d half 
Denno Sisters 
Duffy & Sweeney 
J)ave Winnie 
(Three to fill) 


F ft M Brit ton 
McFarlar.d Sisters 
Choy Ling Bee Tr 
Clark ft Bergman 
Adams A Oritmh 
Dainty Mario 


Opera House 

Felix A Fisher 
Chester ft Allen 
Berrens Ryan S ft P 
(Two to till) 
2d half 
Nestor A Vincent 
Duncan A Carroll 
Harry L Mason 
(Two lo fill) 


Vaudeville Exchange, Boston 

< IRCl IT 

Da lion ft 

K Duvia 

ft. Sun'ine 




(W ilkes- Harre 
1st half 
The Adroils 
cieo A Thomas 
Hilda Carting Co 
Barrel I At Van 

Hanky ft p an ky 

Sl'RrtiFD, MASS 

Trick ft Adair 
Joe Martini 
Li oni ft Oilespie 
Kit ne r Al- Reaney 

Extra Dry" 
2d half 
Mi/.pnh Al- Sel'nl Co 
Billy Rogers 
L A W u.-ri,..rr 
Vic Plant Co 

Kiss Mo" 


^ Polia 

'I lie l|i yns 

Billy Hogera 

S'-igler Bros 
Crecdon A Davis 
Girlie A 4 Nubians 

2d half 
Frick ft Adair 
Nelson A Waring 
Holmes ft Hollis 
Goldle A Thorn 
Bobby McLean Co 


(Scran tea split) 

Itl half 

Burnet Sis 
Fielding i- Boomer 
Marmejn Sis S«-h'er 
Al Raymond 

Galletti'a Monkeys 


Mlapah a. Sel'nl Cr 


Tempesl a RnnshV 

\ le Plant Co 

i. a:- V ii. 1 1 ..n 


Howard ft Scott 

Marls Rusaell 
Miller ft Bradford 
Basil ft Allen 
Louise ft Mitchell 

Bowdoln Sq. 
The Plckforda 
Princeas W ah L K 
Grenlea ft Drayton 

Bender ft Meehan 

Frank ft Leary 
Lee A Howard 

En mi Briscoe Co 

Dewitt Young & Sis 

2d half 
Allc* De Garmo 
Kaufman ft Lillian 
Alexander Rob'son 
Brown Gardner ft B 

Gordon's Olympla 

Scolley Square 
Welton ft Marshall 
Betty Donn Co 

Bobby Folaom 
Halg A Leve re 
Morgan ft Binder 
T Honey Boy a 

2d half 
Camlle Trio 
Sharkey Roth ft W 
Wanda Ludlow Co 
Burns ft Wilson 
Rathbourne 4 




Tabor ft Green 

R ft E Dean 

4 Jacka ft a Queen 

(One t6 fill) 

2d half 
Thamcr Broa 
Nelly ft Pollock 
Santley ft Morton 
Keene ft Willlamg 
Nana Co 


Music Hall 

Dallaa "Walker 
Arthur Kigby 



Thli Wetk (Fsbruary 28). HIPP.. Y0UN6ST0WH 
Next Weak (March 7). COLONIAL. AKP.ON. 

James Cullen 
The Seeback8 
Gordon's Olympla 

Washington St 
Charlie Bradley 
Ferro & Coutler 
5 Musical Beautiea 
Cun'ham ft Bennett 
Stanley ft Elva 



Melva Sis 

Reed ft Lucy 

Kaufman ft Lillian 

Elsa Ryan Co 


Frennell 3 

(One to Mil) 

2d half 
Dallas Walker 
Arthur Rigby 
Lee ft Howard 
LAS Archer 
Lambert ft Phillips 
Zarrell Bros 
(One to till) 



Gold ft Edwards 
Matty W Llppard 
Harry Cooper 
"Making Movies" 

2d half 
De Voe ft Stat.:, r 
Kmma O'Neil 
Hail. -n A tiorr 
Henry ft Moore 
"Making Movica" 


Gordon'a Central s«, 

Alice De Gormo 
Barker ft Dunn 
"Ladies of Jury" 
Jean Hrnneae 
M Whitman Co 

2d half 

Paul Decker Co 
Mellon ft Renn 
Mcintosh ft Maids 
(One to fill) 



Mcintosh ft Maids 
Carl ft Inez 
Paul Decker Co 
Joale Heather Co 

Brown Gardn'r A B 
Lambert ft Phillips 
Zarrell Bros 

2d half 
Grand ft Wallace 
McCorm'k ft Regay 
Elsa Ryan Co 
Fred l^ewla 
Toy Ling Foo 


Gordon's Olympla 
McCorm'k ft Regay 
Mrs. Wcll'ton S'p'se 
Jim M- Williams 
L ft G Archer 
2d half 
Devitt Young ft Sis 
Carl ft In.". 
Jean G ra neae 
M Whitman Co 


Thames Broa 
Mack Redding 
Pop Ans'n A D'tera 
Kelly ft Pollock 
Nana ft Co 

2d half 

Tabor ft Green 
4 Jacks ft a Queen 
R ft E Dean 
(One to fill) 


Gordon'a Olysnpla 

De Voe ft Statzer 
Hallen ft Goss 
Ona Munson Co 
Henry & Moors 
(One to Mil) 

2d half 
Barker ft Dunn 
Cartwcll ft Harris 
Lyons ft Yosco 
"Ladies of Jury" 
(One to fill) 


Opera House 

1st half 
Emma Oneil 
Cartwell St Harris 
Lyons ft Yosco 
Pederson Bros 
(One to (ill) 




Presenting HI* Own Comedy Claactc of Stage 

This Week (F«.. 28) E. F. Alsse, Provident, . R. 
Went Week (alar. 7). Polli Wrcetter ft Harrf«« 

4 Husbands' 

2d half 
Matty lee Lippard 
Kmmett Briscoe Co 
Harry Cooper 
Ona Munson Co 
(One to till) 


Jeanier Hros 

Camlle Trio 
Sharkey Both ft W 
Ward Ludlow Co 
Keene ft William* 
Rathbourne 4 
2d half 
Jennlcr Bros 
Bobby Folaom 
Haig A Lover* 
M.->r K an A Binder 
7 Honey Boys * 


Vaudeville Exchange. Chicago 


Donahue ,M- Flet'er 
Raymond w>ie Co 
Dreains Come True 
(Three to till) 
2d half 
SnHi At \;«-rnon 
"Love Game" 
Cameron A Rogera 
Belle «V Cjiron 
(One to fill) 


Gulf port A Brown 

Cttrson Sisters 

Waters Hopk's ft C 


Harri'n Dakin & ii 


Waters Popk'a ft c 
"Revue Delnrke" 

Dr -sdncr ft Allnn 

Jenka ft Alien 
Cameo Girta 
Time ft Tile 
McKowan ^ BradF 


Snell ft Vernon 

Lachman Hiv-t.-rg 
Kddie Car* Co 
Cameron ft Bog.r* 
Klass A Termini 
(t)ne to All) 

2d half 
Donahue A Klet'e* 

Can*** Klrke c* 

Chabol ft/Tortonl 

win Btanton Co 
Ta\ior ft Franehi 

Brosius ft Hrown 



Broisius A Brown 
Marcel Marion 


With Geo. .lesscl's "Troubles of Iff*?* 
Orpheum. Minmapolh. Wee* (Mar.h l<). 

"Magic Glasses" 

W ft H Brown 

BrasllMen H« iresa 

Adler ft Dunbar 
Al Williams Co 
Nellie KlrheiM 

(Two to n;i> 

OaUenTM HAY, Uls. 

Orjdii tirh 

Ang.-lo '.rineiito 

ii:i\ den <; i d'n ft II 
Ornvi .. i >( in. .I.;. 
Peoria « iyprV s 
(Oiie io n; > 

lit NTINi.'N INI), 


.1.:. ii I I. : , oh 

L Mortimt r Cb 

Taylor A I'rarc.s Kirh. c ( > 
Tan«ro Htaoes 
2d ball 

<aUi< ima 
Mine :t 

M Itamilton c<» 

Ban ley .•; \;„ \, , 
Klaaa ft Termini 

Werton's Models 

f.\NS|N<i, Mleh. 


< )rr ft Hag. r 

M ii. i mii ton • '* 
it.ty La Pearl 
\\ > s ton's ' Mod' is 

t< ir 



it ,f 

lay, March 4, 1921 


Inifred Dubois 
Byrd A Alden 
X, Mortimer Co 
aarg^nt Broa 
fcmarath Slaters 

(One tO AH) 
y.lSSlIiON, O. 
Mill A Quinelle 
Valentine Vox 

Sol Bern* 



Stanley A Olaon 

Baxley ft Porter 
Bobby Harria 
(Two to. nil) 


J eaters-Strand 

Winifred Dubois 
Byrd A Alden 
Obabot A Tortoul 
Belle A Caron 
(Two to nii» 
Id half 
Raymond Wyile Co 
l>nnlay * Merrill 
Roy Lapearl 
Dreamt Conn True 


ralart Thentr - 

J ■ Howard Rev 
Victor Moore Co 
Herbert Clifton 
T Patricola Co 
j R Johnson Co 
Leo Beera 
Oalettl A Kokin 
The Le Qroha 

ling. Now York City 

R &. L "Walton 
Ulya Adler Co 



"Varteties of 1S21" 
Kellam A ODare 
Bert Kenny 
Reed A Tucker 
Watsika A U'study 


Official Dentist to the N. ?. A. 
1*3 BROADWAY (Putaam BuIMIm). Nto York 

Garclnettl Broa 

'H Santry Band 
Margaret Young 
K. Claaper Boys 
Doree's Opera 
Dooley A Storey 
Byron A Haig 
Mason A Cole 
Dyer A Partner 



(Sunday opening) 
F. Pritchard Co 
P. Bremen A Bro 
B Morgan Co 
Bobby Randall 
Conroy A Howard 
8lg Frlscoe 
Gcdon'a Circua 
Rae Samuela 



Roseoe Alia Co 
"Fall of Eve" 
Tracey A Mi Bride 
Dunbar Darkies 
S Regala 
•'Artistic Treat" 
Langford A F'd'cka 

l>l I.I Til 


Alan Brooka Co 
McConnell Sia 
Williams A Came 
Ames A Wiulhrop 
Selbini A Nsgel 
Cummins * White 
Oiscn A Johnson 




<Samo bill plays 

Calgary 10-12) 
4 Fords 
H Remple Co 
Marguerite A A 
Moss A Frye 
Everest's Monks 
Otto A Sheridan 
Holmes A La Vere 



B. A. Wellman 
Clayton A Lennie 
■ Raegger Co 

Dance Funtasles 




"For Plty'a Sake" 
Hampton A 1-tlako 
Burke A Befty 
"Miniature Revue" 
Moody A Duncan 
Delmore A I«ee 
A Kelierman 


Hackctt A Delmar 
Geo McFarlane 
Johnson Baker A J 
Grant Gardner 
The Barlows 
« Kirkamlth Sis 
Whitfield A Ireland 
Daisy Nellta 


A Kails Co 
Gene Greene 
Emerson A B" Id win 
Beasie Browning 
Hoy Browning 
Page A Green 
A Latell Co 




(Same bill plays 

Fresno in \-) 
E Brice Co 
Janet of France 
Tuscano Broa 
Yokes A Don 
Rauisdell & Deyo 
F A O Walters 
Stuart Bornes 



Courtney Sis 
C Tilton Rev 
The Cansinos 
Ce Dora 
Lane A Moran 
Charles Wilson. 
Bigelow A Clinton 
Bottomley Troupe 


"Love Shop" 
Solly Ward Co 
Babcock A Dolly 


t Orpheom 

Alloc Lloyd 
Cressy A bayne 
Aah A Hyama 
O Mirano t 
BAB Wheeler 
Nolan A Nolan 



Delmar A Kolb 
Murray Girls 
Kdlth Clifford 
Franklyn Ardell 
Tom Smith « 
Bert Melroae 
J C Morton Co 


State-Lake Theatre Building. Chicago 


:*d half 
Prlncton A Watson 
Minettl A Riedl 
Mohr A Vermont 

2d half 
Beatly A Evelyn 
Hairy Tsuda 





El Jtey Sisters 
Wm Mandell Co 
The Langdons 
Lane A Harper 


Lelghtner Sis A A 
Conlln A Glass 
Joe Laurie Co 
Selblni A Grovinl 
Bealy A Cross 
Herbert's Dogs 
Jimmy Lucas Co 



!|'ni Seabury Co 
Kenny A Hollis 
C A F Usher 
J C Nugent 
Oajtea & Do Lour 
l»ora Hilton 
Mr and Mrs G Wildo 
McLalien & Carson 


Ll Orphcum 
"On Fifth Avr ••■ 
Margaret Paduin 
Imhoft Conn & r 
5 B Ball A Bro 
Claude Golden 


* , Majestic 
Julian Bit Inge 
An?er & packer 
■oroes & Freeman 

Ducos Bros 
Fred Hughes 
Lillian's Dogs 



Geo Jesse 11 Co 
Joe Towle 
Gosler A Lusby 
Pistel A Johnson 
Sansojic A Delila 
Bedford A W'ch'ter 


De Wolf Girls 
"Hungarian Rhap" 
Valentine A Bell 
Belle Montrose 
"step Lively" 

Foley A La Tour 
Herbert Brooks 


(Sunday opening) 

Valeska Suratt Co 
Riee & Newton 
Johnny Burke 
Grey A Old Rose 
Flo Lev.i s 
Marry Kahne 
Fix lug Mayos 
A Ranch Co 



aJ\ A 5. RY GEORG 

L I ? CUS and O'BRIEN 

Jec.rin Ut ? am B,d »" New York City 
goring | M(t; . RoiltM for i )cwlraWe A ,. t „. 

3 Robs 

Jarphy & Whlta 
■anlly Damn 
"•einan A Grace 

Hob Ball 

ford ft («•„.„„„.„ 

gCwma.k ft w 
J Romano 
*1*N*AP01 Is 

t ck U V, i 
" Cl > Harivy 
••al* *. ,. ,* . 

Pnv • •>!:•»• 1 


Fradkin A Tell 

Charles' Irwin 
The Nagyfyg 
b owvu k Queens 
Finn A Sawyer 

A 1'lOT'll «'o 

siorx CITY 

'• Blighty Girls 
Owen McGiven*) 

CI irl; ft An •:.!-.» 
'* L i-rain. Co 

Ko! CUre 
L i) k- Arthur 
i. !!• Pranklln 

F< •!!.. i A Field? 
«' ."' ii ^- l>. an 
l>« ■ y ::< Ilia 
'<"■ hltdeld .» : ■ ,.,. ,i 
• ' ►! pit \ii-ri kvning 


R Christie 2 
Frank Gould 
Joe DeKos Troupe 

2d half 
MrMahon A A'lslde 
Daniels A Walters 
Arco Bros 



Sterling A Mar'relte 
Harri'n Dakin A H 
(One to fill) 

2d half 
Walmsley & Keal'g 
Burns Bros. 
(One to nil) 

< l> K RAPIDS, IA. 


Green A Dean 
UawBon A Claire 
Jack BusscM Co 
Fenton A Fields 

2d half 

Gilbert A Saul 
J B Gordon Co 
Bernard A Ferris' 
Bill Robinson 
"Spirit Mardi Gras" 



Monohan Co 
Jewell A Raymond 
R Wlllard Co 
Hope Ed- n A F 
Sidney Phillips 
Dancing Kennedys 

2d half 
Jean Boydell 
Fred Berrens 
Frescott A Eden 

4 Volunteers" 
Royal Gascoignes 
C»ne to nil) 


Anderaon * GolQOg 
Chat* Kenna 
"Aeroplane Glrla'* 
(Two to nil) 
?d half 
Leon Varvsra 
Dunh'm A William^ 
Olcott & M Ann 
Stone A Hares 
(Two to mi) 


3 Alex 

Harvey Haney A O 


Joe Jenny S 

Marino A Ma ley 

2d half 
Earl Bartlett 
Orren A Drew 
Chas Kenna 
Toyama Japs 


Lillian Conn? 
Leona Varvara 
(iravea A De*m^rde 
Bredley A Harding 

2d half 
Frear Jiaggott A P 
Worth Wayton 4 
"Man Hunt" 
Jim Doherty 

Marie Gaspar Go 
"Men Hunt" 
Joe Darcy 
"30 Pink Toes»* 
(Two CO nil) 

2d half 
Lottef A Moore 
Bi rman A Shirley 
(Four to till) 

Logan Squure 


Worth W avion 4 
Aurora Co 
Orren ft Drew 
Ward <& Dooley 

2d hint 
Laurel Girls 

Harvey Haney A O 

Salon Sinsers 
Ilughle Clark 
Willie Bros 

< ohm hiu 

Herman a Shirley 
Gilbert ft Saul 
J k Gordon Co 
L- iter <v- Moore 
■\ oemAn A l iz/Ao 
(<)n»^ to fill) 

2d half 
Bayrs A Pleldg 
Tappan \- A* strong 
Vera Gordon A Co ' 
Billy McDi-rmott 
Sterling * Mar'rite 

(Ono to mi) 



Challen & K^k«* 
M .K- P Millar 
Jim Doherty 
'Magic Glasses" 
"Poor VolonteerO" 
Royal Qnscoignes 
Id half 

Dancing Kennedys 

Hiik'h Johnston 
M Gaitpar Co 
R Wlllard Co 
Sidney PhlTllpa 
i U onooh A MdwordR 

Dl BKM F. M 


Worden Broa 
Cortese Si»l< n 
llig> <" ik 
Colder Troupe 
Iturk i- .v \'- In fred 
I | . ,,r l'..iu'-:«> 1 I •< I'* 

::. >t. i oris, ill. 

D t .\ le # Gl > n • 

••.\ i Tin ••■•ii.- " 

1 i n inn .v Waisoa 

Arco Bros 

2d half 
Donovan & l,ee 

Brown A Weston 
Newell A Most 



(Terre Haute Split) 

1st half 
Kennedy A Nelson 
Coombes A Nevlns 
"The Champion" 
Lydia Barry 
Ray Snow 
(One to nil) 


Dancing H'phreys 
Lock wood A Rush 
Breen Family 
2d half 
Monti A Parti 
Ueim & Lock wood 
a B Ifords 



Old Black Jociand 
Buddy Walton 
Newell A Most 

2d haif 
Beck A Stlllwell 
Ward A Dooley 
(One to nil) 


Laurel Qlrla 
'Man Hunt" 

Black Mi O'Donoell 

2d half 
Bobby Harrin 
3 Chums 
(One to fill) 



Joe Melvin 
Lowrle A Prince 
"Rubet«)wn Follies'! 

Oscar Lorraine 
Roay A Arthur 
(One to All) 
Id half 
Daisy Nellls 
Green A Dean 
Fenton A Fields 
(Threa to fill) 



Dunh'm A Williams 
Helen Keller 
Billy Besrd 
Toyama Jap* 
(Two to nil) 
2d half 

Leon Varvara 
Meredith A Snooxer 
Helen Kellar 
Al Bobbins 

"Aeropiurie Girls" 
(One to nil) 


Hayatake liroo 
Sophie Kaaamlr Co 
Wm Gaxton Co 
Beck A Stllwell 
A Robblno 
Cameron Sisters 

2d half 
Challen A Keke 
MAP Millar 
Stratford Comedy 4 
J Grady Co 
Murray Bennett 



(Evanaville aplit) 
1st half 
Jack Roshier 
O'Harn A Noeley 
Thoa 1'otter Dunne 
Briscoe A Rauh 








I'n f nam Building;. New York City 


Chick Overheld 
Davis A McCoy 
Newsboy Sextet 
Al Golem Troupe 
Vincent A Franklyn 
Jimmy Rpscn Co 
Moore A Fields 
Mykoff A Vanity 
(One to nil) 

2d half 
J A i ■ Burke 
.Voxworth A Francis 
Great Herman 
Fainnan A Patrick 
Dolly's Dream 
Frnnk'n A ftran'g'n 
Counors A Boyne 
Nevlns A Mack 
(One to nil) 

Boy I .a France 

Rose A LOO Bid I 

"Telephone Tangle" 


Stone A Moyer Sis 

Avenue B 


Jerome A Albright 
Dolly's , Dream 
Ward A Wilson* 
Alvin A Alvin 
(One to fill) 

2d half 
LeRoy BroH 
Morley A Mack 
Jack Reddy • 

Tlck-Tock Kev 
(Two to nil) 


Eugene Bros 
\ Fr'klyn A Branni'n 

Turner A Jootljm 
Frank Sablni 
Casting Lloyda 
(One to nil) 
2d hi if 
S Michon Broa 

Willlima A Taylor 
Chapman A Ring 
B Henshaw Co 
"Fads and Frolics" 



Marvelous DeOnzos 
E J Mooro Co 
Mack A Maybelte 
Willing A Jordan 
Overaeaa Revue 


Somtnei t Duo 

Callan A Kenyon 
All Rajah Co 
Hawthorne A Cook 
Fashions a la Carte 



Frank Hartley 
Play A CaBtleton 
W Morris Co 
Van A YVrnon 
Sherman Van AH 

M half 
The Bran.inos 
McKee A Day 
I'iiiifor's Minstrels 

Maraton & Manley 
Hori a Nagaml 


D tytou 

Paul ft Pauline 
Hugene Bmmotl 
Chiok * Tiny llar'y 
Bryant A Stctvart 
Royal Hari.iony & 

ran roit 


Kramer * Pat'oon 

Boothby /i Kv'dei'ii 
Alf Grant 
Chaw Dcland Co 
Roach A MoO«rd> 
Jon iii's Ha v. a i inns 



Reekie » & Alley 
Arnold A Taylor 
Tom Mahouey 
Exposition 4 
Syncopated Feet 

Id half 
Stegrist. A Durrell 

£fe^r Cantor offices 

Aianagers and Producers 
ItHJ HROADWAY, N. Y. C— Suite 111 

;wm yATss. man*?* 

The Office of Quick Result* 
Phone Bryant f4M 

• M Ann 
O** Kennedy 

- nil) 
-.1 half 
Binus A Bert cr Weemi 
Golden Troupe 
(Two tfflll) 

IIOMSK. 1 1 J. 


Bernard A Ferriii 
O'Brien Myr & P 
Silver Duval Co. 
Billy McDermott 
(Two to Hil) 
2d half 
Worden Bros 
Arselma Sisters 
Gllroy Dolan A C 
Old Black Joeland 
"30 Pink Toes" 
(One to nil) 



Mile Lizzette 
Bays A Fields 
J as Gredy Co. 
Murray Bennett 
Spirit Mardi Graa 
Burns Bros 

2d half 

Cameron Slaters 
Marino A Maley 
Wm Gaxton Co 
Vo veils Broa 
(One to f»ll) 



Monti A Parti 
Heim A Lock wood 
Breen Family 
2d half 
Dancing H'phreys 
Lock wood A Ruhh 
Breen Family 



Laurel Girls 
Meredith t v Bnooxfr 
Anna Eva Pay 
Stone A Hayes 

Ld half 
Musical Sullivan* 
Lauri'- «<, Prince 
Anna RVO Pay 
PranOCfl Kennedy 



Ras so 

"Three Chums" 
Vera Gordon Co 
Walter Weeing 

(Two io nm 

2d h:.lf 
Kayatako Bros 
"HubiC'wn FOllii ■*'' 
Silver Duval A Co 

V. i .nil-.. .':. LJl'.'ie 
Bradley A A r dine 

(One to till) 

ST. l.Ol IS 

M'Mahon f Adel'de 
Fred Bcii' 
"Case f<»r H •orlock" 
Waln^l. ■>■ «'. K at'g 
2d half 

Petty Real co 

Doyle A Kliioe 

" \i Tornpiki '* 

Jos D K"* Tr >')i" 


c k- m Ruber 
.loe Nathan 

Monro • BroH 
"Tid Pit I IS'"!" 

Jim lh 

Oh :« i: ■ <.u-:.-' 

I i n *, i i i i . II r r . > • • 
1 ',. • l ■• 


I ' ; . '.••II 
'. P. * II 


i > U '" ". 

Morley A Mack 
Wm LCMalre Co 
• Hank 'Brown Co 
Blwyn's Band 
2d half 
Russel A Hayes 
Oliver A Lee 
A Pickens Co 
Ralph Whit head 
Jimmy's Affair 

Lincoln Sq. 
The Parshlcy-8 
Bonner A Powera 
J A 1 Marlin 
Luckey A Harris 
3 Lees 

2d half 
£miletta Girls 
M Hartwell Co 
White Black A U 
Fisher A Hurst Keyes A M 

Greeley Sq. 
Milo A Herman 
Gates A Finley 
Fisher A Hurst 
<\>nnors A Boyne 
Fairman A Patrick 
«»diva A Seals 

2d half 
The Zlraa 
Rice A Francis 
Lowe Evans & 8 
Murray A Lane 
Davis & McCoy 
Odiva A Seals 

Delancey St. 

Aerial Jdaclts 
McD'mott A Vinos t 
Pealaon A Wallace 
Lowe Kvans *■ S 
Callahan & Bliss 
5 Musical Buds 

2d half 
Flying Howards 
Gates & Finley 

Pickens Co 
Conway A Field* 
Jimmy's Affair 

2d half 
Aerial Macka 
Moher.A Eldridge 
Wm LeMalre Co 
Ben Meroff 
Klwyn's Band 


Pasquale A Powers 

Belmont Co 

Telephone Tangle 


Hanlon A Clifton 

2d half 
Milo A Herman 
Murray Livingston 
J A I Marlin 
Conway A Field* 
Mykoff A Vanity 


Judge A Gail 
Jack Reddy 
"Tick-Took Rev" 
(Two to fill) 
2d half 
The Parehleys 
Chapelle Sten'te Co 
Ward A Wilson 
Alvin A Alvin 
(One to fill) 



Saptry A Norton 
Hamilton Co 
Breakfast for 3 
Weston A Kline 
Leach Wallln S 

2d half 
Maxon & Morris 
Gordon A Gordon 
Bell a Relgravs 
Julia Curtis 
Dancora Del.uxe 



Gum k Action — — Reliable H*rvl++ 
Putnam Bids;.. 1498 Hroadway. N. Y. City 

Arnislr'„' A Joyce 
Pan A White 
Jimmy Shea 

Roy- Revile 

Lawrence Bros A T 
Rose A Lea Bell 
Murray A- Lane 

Murray Livingston 
Kt no K< yea ^- |fl 

L'd half 
Kennedy A Martin 
-M'Dinotl & Hagney 
Bank Brown c > 
Callahan A Bliss 
" Lees 


J A E Burke 
Fox worth a- Pro nc!« 
Oliver A I.e. 
R H Hodge Co 

Artio M' tilin^i , 
Stone X- Mover Sis 

I'd half 
Bonner A Poo • i * 

i»n imy 

Artie Mehlinger 

Al Oolem Tr 

(One to tiii) 


Sim ii. i 1. 1 Sisti is 

Armstrong t .i<>\«.- 

FHgg A While 

Tappan A- Arinst'g 

ROSS Re>. Ije 

.'.l half 
The Mil'' Heft 

Ejva Vegta 
Koe Tom 4 
(Two to till) 

I'd half 
Judge * Can 
Pa ramo 

Harold Selman tt Co 
Grazer & I^awlor 
(One to fill) 



Palmermo's Canines 
Jack Coldie 
Kibe I a> Kiiiw- 
rjewla* is i'0*Si hiofi 

f Belles 



Rollo A Mulroy 
Helen Vincent 
S'.vi et U s 

Murphy A Plan! 
Diaz Troup" 
L'd half 
Santry * Norton 
D Ham it l on < 'o 
Breakfast for 3 
Weston * Kline 
i. '.nil Wallln :; 


Tyh i A Crolh • 
Lai ug A < !rei n 



Grace Do Win tors 
M Craig Co 
Royal FoOr 
Everett's Monkeys 



3 Michon Bros 
Williams A Tayior 
Chapman A Blng 
B HensliHW Co 
"Pads A Frolics'* 

M half 
luting A Green 
Turner A JorHyn 
Frank Sahlni 
Casting Lloyds 
(One to fill) 


Bloaail A Scott 
Nora Allen Co 
Little Lord Roberts 
Ward A Raymond 
Rice A Elmer 
2d half 
Frods Pigs 
Oualnno A Margite 
Brooks & Clinton 
Gaidner A Delmar 
Caaa llartc Co 


KliUT Street 
11 eras A Preston 
Karreil A Hatch 
P Henry A Co 
Will J Evans 
"Topics A Tones" 

Honour V N. J. 
White. Blk. fJsoloao 
< "liap.-lle. sten'te Co 
(Three to fill) 
2d haif 
P Jarrett Co 
Keo Tom 4 
5 Aval Ions 
(Tvro to fill) 



Russell A Hsyeg 
M Hartwell <\» 
.1 Bannister Co 
Ralph Whitehead 
Fisher's Cirrus 

L'd half 
Lawrence Bros ATh 
Jerome (k Albright 

PoolOOR * Wallac. 
'Papuan A ArmtCf 
i> Musical Buds 



Herman A Krgotti 
cii.iiiotte Worth 

G A E Parks 
<•>• * <*y 
Robinson's Baboons 

2d half 
I.ockhard & Laddie 
R*>se i.,:*-t±i>\ 
iCid i i. ige BarTowAE 
Toxa s Coonedy 4 
Ling &• Long 


I oew 
.1 oil nny (*iark «""o 
Makareftko Duo 
L.ii'oste & Bona are 

I'm 1<Is K Bui t 

Dance Festival 

BANMAS < I'll 

Gnrd n 

Mr A Mrs Wilev 
( ';> I vi rt A. Sln\ i.e 
Ronatr K Ward 
Arthur Dragon 
Wh< • i-r ;; 

:<\ half 

' '";, - 
.^i-M ill- & S: ' iw 
' •!> i i ' ' i . n .. i './ 

V ■■..'• ! . . "l 

■i.i A i 


I ■) •••. 
; ■ » ■ Mo 

i . I .' 

Bell A Bi lgrave 
Julia Curtis 

L'd half 
J A J Gihaon 

I'll trice A Sullivan 
Rives &. Arnold 
Criterion 4 



Gilbert Sis 

Kennedy a\ MaHIn 
Murphy K Klein 

Id half 
Flon tie 

Kvans A Sidney 
RhymeA Rhythm'? 1 



Sterling Rose 3 
Pltvrer A Dsye 
Townaend Wiihr c, 
Wells V A Wells 
"Bowtr of Har'ny" 

2d half 
Rondas Duo 
Harvey De Vora I 
Devoy A Dayton 
Swift A Dai ley 



Rondas Duo 
Harvey De Vora 3 
Devoy A Deyton 
Swift A Dally 
"Play mates" 

L'd half 
Browne" Dogfl 
Manners .t Loweree 
Kddle Heron Co 
i'has Rellly 
'Love Tangle" 


lA-on A Mltsl 
Clay «<• Robinson 

Deibridge «■;- Or'cr 

Ma homy A Holmes 
"Nine O'Cio'K" 

L'd half 
Wilbur A Lyke 
Mi Iroy Sisters 

Hart A Ifelem 

Bernard A Meyers 
B LaBarr &. Beaux 



Wilbur A Girlie 
ROM & Thorn 
Dae A Nevillo 
Brady A Muhoney 
Fred La Relne Co 

Ld half 
Canarls A Cleo 
Howard & Hoffman 
Begcl A Mack 
Gleesons & Houli'n 



Fred's Pigs 
Gua0tno A Marg'ite 
Brooka Clinton Co 
Gardner A Delmar.' 
Chas Harte Co 


Juggling Perrler 
Lehman A Thatch'r 
Venetian 4 ' 
Kollette Poorl *- W 
Mo be 


Esther Trio 
Yorke A MaybHle 
Klsie Rldgely Co 
Fox, A Muyo 
Cabaret Del.uxe 


Wilbur A Lyke 
Mi lroy Slst' ra 
Hart A llelene 
Bernard & Meyers 
La Bar.' A Beaux 

2d half 
Rollo A Mulroy 
Helen Vincent 
Murphy *A Plant 
Diaz Troupe 



Loekhard A Laddie Garden 
Kldrldire Bar'w A E 
Texas Comedy 4 
Ling A Long 
2d half 
Leon &. Ifltll 
Clay A Robinson 
Del bridge \- Ore'er 

Ma honey * Holmes 
"Nine O'clock" 


Juggling Ferrler 
Lehman A That* her 
Venetian 4 
Follet(«s>Pearl A W 

L'd half 
f\ i n g B r i s 

Chas Martin 
M Samuels Co 
De Lea & orma 



Ralph Sciibury 
W * <; D^Mont 
"Lovg Lawyer" 

Coorig A \«»rdl 
Joaal &■ o.s<i 
Ld half 

Weston &. Marlon 
Rrennan A Morley 
"L«'t's r.,T" 
Craig \ oaito 
Gray & Qrahani 


Ardell A Tracey 
Orb* n k Dixie 

Li ' I :• yf* Co 

II W".ii o.- Chums 

Patera A l^eMnlf 


(1 Ayreo A Bro 
Phil Davis 
A Sullivan Co 
KolOf * Irwin 
Fads A Frolics 

PROVID'4 K. R. I. 


i » ' w • on, L;.np .'. i o 
K uli.'i miff 
ROlll Xr Ro i •• 
"Roui d' ■>• of M > 
I ,:i '•'• ,K v;„, . ;, 

i i : ■ \ •• 

J.I I.I. 

i- Ho! 

I ' .. . 

H I ., 

Clark'g llawa'.lana 


Hippo d rouie 
Victoria &. Duprec 
Harvey Ar Shifter 
Nancy Hoyer Co 
Copoo A Hilton 
Petite Musical 

I'd half 
Reece At Kdwarda 
• Mis A Mitch Ii 
Li/.xie B Raymond 
Murphy & Lockmaii 
Black A White 

ST. I All IK 

Cliff Bailey 2 
Hodge a- Loweii 
Burton A Shea 
MrOormurk & W 

SI < I'piriK stone R< \ 

Id half 
Mr A Mrs Wiley 

Cabaret DoLnxe 

P.onafr A. Ward 
Arthur Deagon 
Wheeler 3 

"Marriage v DIv" 
Annie Kent A <*o 
Bimtt ie A Bloine 

2d half 

Durrell Brog 

QOO Stanley A Sis 

POWOrt Marsh \ D 

Prank Ward 

b Musical Queens 


Harria a Hoiiey 

W K M Rogers 
D'wn'g A Bun SIo 

Id half 
K.'inaxawa Boy* 
I. an & Smith 
"Rounder of B'y" 



King Bros 
' has Martin 
Gypsy Songsters 
M Samuels Co 
De la t A.- Orma 
Dancing Sr rentier* 


• EWCLRV *- ri ^ iI¥1V * ,,L '** > BCalOUMTIslU 
Til. 171 John 45 JOHN ST. N«« York City 



Sit grlat A Darnli 
Ornco 1>< Winters 
M Craig Co 
Royal Four 
Everett's Monkeys 

2d half 
Wilbur A Girlie 
Roes A Thorn 
Dae A Neville 
Brady A Mahom y 
Prod LaReinc Co 


4 asiito 

Clayton A Clayton 
Olive A Mack 
McCoy A Walton 

"Fountain of Y'th" 


•2d half 
Wanda's Seals 
Kthcl Levy 3 
Kdwln Re<lding Co 
MoCoy a Walton- 
"Fount ■ in of Y'th" 


.Tack A Foria 
Raines A Avey 
J K Kmmett A Co 
Monte & Lyons 
Russo Ties A R 

I'd half 
Herman A Krgotti 
Charlotte Worth 
G & K Parks 
Cy A «'y 
Robinson's Baboons 



(Sunday' opening) 
Billy Ktnkaid 
Billy A Moran 
"Buzzin' Around" 


(Sunday opening) 
Denny Louise Jt H 
F * K Burke 
Great La Follette 
Clemetteean Bros 
Rand A Gould 
Wis; warn 

Chrystle A Ryan 
Kane A Chidiow 
Dive Manley 
Ii While Hussars 
"Voice cr Money" 

2d half 
Norman A Jeanelte 
Norton A Wilson 
"Into Light" 
W.lls & Do Verna 

3d half 
Victoria A Dupree 
Harvey Xr Shifter 
Nancy Hoyer A Co 
Copes A Hilton 
Petite Musical 


I .oew 

Williams & Da'sy 
Bob White 
Pearl Abbott Co 
Carlton A Belmont 
Fickle Frolics 
2d haif 
Reckless &■ Arley 
Armdd A Taylor 
Tom Mahoney 
Exposition 4 
Syncopated Feet 

TA1 r, CAL 


Browne's Dogs 
Manners A Loweree 
Bddle ll-niii Co 
Chas Reiiiv 
"The Lo\e Tungle" 

Hissed A Scott 
Nora Allen Co 
Lord Roberts 
Ward <v Raymond 
Rice A E'nter 


I -oew 
•1 Meiforda 
Mooney X- Capmaa 
Darby A Brow a 
Cardn A Noll 
Tllyou A Rogers 
Burt A V Ptopptro 


Knight A Sawtello 
Fraaor A Buneo 
Ovorholt A Young 

2d half 
Rialto A LaMont 
Scully A Webb 
(One to HI) ' 


The Bi aminos 
McKeo A Day 
Cantor's Minstrels 
Marston A Manley 
Horl «V Nagaml 

'U\ half 
Jack A Forla 
Raines A Avey 
J K Kmmett Co 
Monte A Lyons 
Rukmo Ties A R 


Bookingg from Coast to Coast. 

Fsr Arti sf Merit — My Spaeialty 
SUITE 330 — 1493 BROADWAY. N. Y. CITY 


Norman A Jeanette 
Norton A Wilson 
"Into the Light" 
Wells & D« Vrrna 

2d half 
Chryile * Rvsn 
Kane Sc. Chidiow 
Dave Manley 
6 Husvar* 
"Voice or Money" 


I oew 

Roeber A Qoid 



Grower a 
Margaret Merle 
Renard A West 
Johi.uon Bros A T 
Lyndall Laurell Co 



■ vans & Sidney 
Rhyme&Rhythm 2% 

M half 
Oilbert Sisters 
Kennedy & Martin 
Muipliy & Klein 


New lork and 


(Sinno bill plays 

Anaconda o, mis- • 

soula 10) 
Rose Kills Kt R 
Rliim hardl &. DuiT 

Brace Durfett Co 
De Mich, lie Bros 
Rbeda's Klephanfs 

( AL4.AKV, C\\, 

4 Paliltons 
Rrneal Illatl 
L Sr M Hart 

"}■&* ■;MaAOt4Uora > >'' 

lOl I II 




CilrT'd Bothwell Co 
Eagle A Marshall 
HicKman Bros 
Hamlin A Msck 
Pardon a Perry Co 
Lottie Mayer Co 



(ffgino bill plays 

Helena 10) 
The Rosdres 

Sammy Dun ran 
'MaMVaPo D«git 





I' inple 4 
■haw's Circus 


l*u nl ages 
tSiiiurday opening 
Ann Vivian I "o 

L-oitiinl &. Willard 
H AriiiHtroiiR «'o 

Oroce Hayos <<> 

No! V'f Miiiie" 


U . i; ■ . l 

■ o! i . 'v oi .1 

I • i 


111 . . I 

•I Thomas Saxotrt 
.We::mari a Mosii 

Mme Molina Co 

3 Sons of Js/z 
"Ralvntlon MoP; " 
Maud Karl Co 
Th» Pals 

I Ban ins- 
DougTan Dam is 


' Tile MCI lit '.MS 

< '.nil" i \ . i,nn 
I. \ ll ■•• I , t . 

II I ■ lie 

.... I' ■ ;« X) 



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Friday, March 4, 1921 

f • • ' r* ■ 'j ' ' ' n 





SOHG REVUE of 1921 

With. Mis GrecLt Dig 
^Novelty Fox-Trot Dallad Success 




Don't Fail to hear him sing it !!! 



/z dojen encores every shouJ Iff 


Modcratrly (.VW toofmtt) 

j m^fT ^h r - 

Wh«n do your 
But you ca»» 

,1 think of yon. rfTw -^ p Vib.1. 

""*!■< ITl «- iIi:; <~ - *w »mn juun near, my nr»n» ion - nor, ■ in* Whoro JM •*• there T want 

Con«,»- I da«r 

Don! Mama ma for faci-inr that »«y w! 

want tout arms a- round me tirht I'm Jo » - fr.i.'a 

» gj^T} 1 j,jj fer WSfj'j . j i i-^ 




len youVa 

cut of ray tight 

I low my sleep 

rhoartioa fir*. 

with on* do - aire 

and Night, I want yoe Mora-iag, Kooa and Ki 

my ap - po . tita 

D o you utii'^er 

Morn-ing, Kooa and Night, 

Copyright »f.*ixjri by N Witmark *Sons International Copyright Setarei 

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Carrkk Thoatro Bld|.. Chioeea. III. 

I Bodmaa Bid... 621 Main St.. Clacla'tl. 0. 

234 Stat* SUmI Uatrolt. Mich. 


1 562 Broadway *J2?MLw 

New York 

IS S. fth St.. Ph.laSaiphia. Pa. 

414 Bart* Block. Oaavar. Cola. 


EaiaerlNsa MaraaatiU Co., 8*. Paul, Mini. 

450 K utter Ttrrace. Salt Lak« City. Utah 

211 Tramast Street. Boitoa. Mia. 

Galoty Thoatra BMa.. Kaaaaa City. Ma. 

401 Piaa Ala Blag.. St. La a*. Ma. 

II Btlknap Stroot. Providtaoa. R. I. 

Pantaac* Bldg.. Sao Fraaclaee, Cal. 

500 Montaliui Blig.. Seattle. Wash. 

312 Savoy Thea. Building Pittseurih, Pa. 

209 Suparba Thaa. Bldg.. Lot Aaiolot. Cal. 

406 Llndlay Bulidini. M'lnaapolis. Mina. 

7 A Soho Squara. London. W. I., England 


(Continued from Page 25) 

Xtforvello Broa 
AiroBini Troupe 



(Sunday opening) 
Chandcn 3 
M :i.'l le De Long 
B Harrison ( o 
JStaley A Birbeck 
Paramount 4 
•lack Dempsey 


CSunday opening) 
'"Julnar of 8«:a" 
Carter A Buddy 
Rotina A Barrett 
Otto Broa 
frevoat A Coulct 



Wyoming 3 
CJeo & Ray Perry 
"Stateroom 19" 
>Valton A Brandt 
"Putting It over" 


"Apple Blossoms" 
Sterling Sax 4 
Bampse] A Lech'd 
Turn Kelly 
forillic's Circus 




ISame bill plays 

Saskatoon 10-12) 
Claire A Atwood 
Coleman Goetz Co 
"Jed's Vacation" 
Dianna Bonnar 
Payton A Ward 
"Liberty Girls" 



"Olrla of Altitude" 
Dorothy Lewis 
Chase A La Tour 
Imperial Quintet 
Rowland A Meehan 
Meinee'i Japa 



Melnotte Duo 
Redmond A Wells 
Baldwin Blair Co 
Doll Frolics 
Howard A Rosa 
4 Bellbopa 



(Sunday opening) 
Biclini'a Doga 
Peerless 3 
Itahn A Beck 
Browning A l>avts 
Gee Hamld Troupe 


(Sunday opening) 
Bedinls Dogs 
Pearleaa Trio 
Hahn A Beck 
Bedinia Hor.sea 
Browning A Bavls 
Geo Hamid Troupe 



The Norvelloa 

3 Quillian Broa 
Fox A Ray 

Meyers Burns A O 
Gevenna Troupe 



Klralfy Kiddlea 
Austin A Delaney 
Clifford Wayne 3 
Steeds Septet 
Joe Whitehead 

4 Jiursleys 



Gordon A Day 
Belle Oliver 
Cappa Family 
Britt Wood 
House David Band 



Paul Fetching 

Courtney & Irwin 
Orville Stamm 
Wilkina A Wilklns 
Earl Cavanaugh Co 


White Broa 
I lie key & May 
Permaine A Selley 
Holera Revua 
Paul Kleiat Co 
Stavena A Lovejoy 


Bove & Wilbur 
Jessie Miller 
Geo L Graves Co 
Marva Rehn 
Quinn A Caverly 
"September Morn" 


Gray A Aaklna 
Fern Blgelow A K 
Jones A Jones 
"Yes My Dear" 

Overholt A Young I Elm City Four 
H Lloyd Co * (One to All) 


Palare Theatre Building, New York City 



JAN Ol.ina 
Jeanette Chtlds 
June Elvldge 
Melville A Rule 
Dobson A Sirena 
Yatea A Reed 
C Henry's Pets 



Cavanna Duo 
Carleton A Bellow 
Jack Tralnor Co 
CahiU A Romalne 
A Frledland Oe 

Clande A Marion 
The Brianta 



York's Doga 
Susanne Tompklna 
Wilfred Clarke Co 
Saxton A Farrell 
Bita A Plecea 
Bobbe A Nelson 
Jug McBanns 



(Same bill plays 
AusUn 10-12) 


Nora Norlne 
Frank Wilcox Co 
Neal Abel 
Harr Twina 
Ward & Green 
Wm Brack Co 



GAM BeFe.vre 
Leonore Kern 
Bert Baker Co 
Genaro A Gold 
Hheila Terry Co 
Powers & Wallace 
3 Lordens 



McCormick & Irv'g 
Stanley A Birnes 

(Two to fill) 
2d half 
Billy Schoen 
(Four to fill) 




The Omeraa 
Lord Cheater Co 
Waiters Wanted 
JAM Harkina 
Willie Jlale Co 



JAN Olma 
Jeanette Childa 
I.K>rd Chester Co 
Yatea * Reed 
F Dobson Sirens 
JAM Harkina 




Livingston Trio 
Larue A Gresham 
"Night Line" 
Frank Terry 
Big Jim Co 


"Girl In BaMv.-t" 
Green A LaFell 
Pearii of I'ekin 
Wilson A McE> oy 
Stafford's Annua 



Mack A Willlama 
Joe Roberta 
Golden Bird 
Barton A Sparling 
(One to fill) 



Chamberlain A Earl 
Mcmora A Co 
Chas Gill Co 
Chu<-k Haas 
"Mammy's B'hday" 


I'hll La Teska 















NO COVER CHARGE, 7 to 9 P. sis 

C Henry's Pets 



Fred Allen 
Brqwa & Simmons 
Dewey A Rogers 
Melville A Rule 
Two Ladellaa 
Neopolitan 2 
Billy Dosa Co 
(Two to nil) 




Story A Clark 
"$5,000 a Year" 
Laurel Lee 
Both'll Browne Co 
Mullen A Frances 
J A E Mitchell 



Lord A Fuller 
Bevan A Flint 
Toney Grey Co 
Hunting A Frances 
Laura Pierpont Co 
B Flta'bons A Lew 

Osakl A Takl 
Tuck A Clare 
Beaale Rempel Co 
Nate Leipzig 
Harry Fox Co 
(One to fill) 

Orpheuna • 
Chas Edenbury 
Grace Demar 
Ruth Howell t 
Oliver A Olp 
B Bouncers Circua 

■ » 



Wm.- ^ 

beg to announce their removal to 

229-239 West 36th Street 


February, 1921 



i < 

lay, March 4, 1921 



Burlesque Reviews 

(March 7- March 14.) 
. , buz Revue" 7 Gayety Newark 
*7 Rajah Reading 18-15 Grand 

^undlhe Town" 7 L O 14 Bljoir 

•JK^S&tle.- 7 Lyceum Co- 

iSnbus 14 Empire Cleveland. 
JSuty Revue" 7 Bijou Philadel- 
phia 14 Majestic Scran ton 
*i&autv Trust" 7 Empress Cincln- 
V^ti 14 Lyceum Columbus. 
•Best Show in Town" 7 Gayety De- 
troit 14 Gayety Toronto, 
•mjg Sensation" 7 Star Brooklyn 14 

TKmDire Hoboken. 
"Bl* Wonder Show" «-8 Berchel 

Des Moines 14 Gayety Omaha. 
"Bon Tons" 7 Gayety Pittsburgh 
14-16 park Youngstown 17-19 
Grand Akron. 
••Boston ians" 7 Gayety St Louis 14 

Star and Garter Chicago. 
•Bowery a" 7 Casino Boston 14 

Grand* Hartford. 
"Broadway Belles" 7 Gayety Mil- 
waukee 14 Haymarket Chicago. 
"Cabaret Girls" 7 Star Toronto 14 

Academy Buffalo. 
•Cute Cuties" 7. Empire Cleveland 

14 Avenue Detroit. 
"Flashlights of 1920" 7-9 Bastable 
gyracuse 10-12 Gayety Utica 14 
Gayety Montreal. 
•Follies of Day" 7 Gayety Montreal 

14 Empire Albany. 
••Follies of Pleasure" 7 Plaza 

Springfield Mass 14 L O. 
•Folly Town" 7 Majestic Jersey 
City 3 4 Perth Amboy 15 Plain - 
field 16 Stamford 17-19 Park 
•French Frolics" 10 Rajah Reading 
11-12 Grand Trenton 14 Troca- 
* dero Philadelphia. 
•Girls de Looks" 7 Grand Hartford 

14 Jacques Waterbury. 
•Girls from Follies". 7 Trocadero 

Philadelphia 14 Star Brooklyn. 
•Girls from Happyland" 7 lyric 

Dayton 14 Olympic Cincinnati. 
"Girls from Joy land" 7 Gayety Bal- 
timore 14 L O. 
"Girls from U S A" 7 Empire Brook- 
lyn 14 Peoples Philadelphia. 
"Golden Crook" 7 Gayety Kansas 

City 14 L O. 
"Grown Up Babies" 7 Empire Ho- 
boken 14-16 Cohen's Newburgh 
17-19 Cohen's Poughkeepsie. 
Hastings Harry 7 Casino Philadel- 
phia 14 Miner's Bronx New York. 
"Hip Hip Hurrah" 7 Star and Gar- 
ter Chicago 14 Gayety Detroit. 
"Hits and Bits" 7 Gayety Toronto 

14 Gayety Buffalo. 
"Hurly Burly" 7 Academy Pitts- 
burgh 14 Penn Circuit. 
"Jazz Babies" 7-9 New Bedford 
New Bedford 10-12 Academy Fall 
River 14 Grand Worcester, 
"jingle Jingle" 7 Empire Toledo 14 

Lyric Dayton. 
"Jolletiea of 1920" 7 Empire Albany 

14 Casino Boston. 
"Joy Riders" 7 Park Indianapolis 

14 Gayety Louisville. 
"Kandy Kids" 7 Grand Worcester 

14 Plaza Springfield Mass. 
Kelly Lew 7 Gayety -Rocheste%14- 
ir, Bastable Syracuse 17-19 Gay- 
ety Utica. 
"Kewpie Dolls" 7 Haymarket Chi- 
cago 14 Park Indianapolis. 
"Lid Lifters" 7 Howard Boston 14- 
16 New Bedford New Bedford 17- 
19 Academy Fall River. 
••London Belles" 7 Gayety Omaha 

14 Gayety Kansas City. 
•Maids of America" 7 Orpheum 
Paterson 14 Majestic Jersey City. 
Marion Dave 7 Empire Newark 14 

Casino Philadelphia. 
"Million Dollar Dolls" 7 Gayety 
Washington 14 Gayety Pitts- 
•Mischief .Makers" 7 Standard St. 

Louis 14 Century Kansas City. 
•Monte Carlo Girls" 7 Englewood 

Chicago 14 Standard St. Louis. 
•Naughty Naughty" 7 Olympic New 

York 14 Gayety Newark. 
•Parisian Flirts" 7-8 Lyceum St. 

Jose 14 Gayety Minneapolis. 
^Parisian Whirl" 7 L O 14 Gayety 

St. Louis. 
•Peek a Boo" 7 Olympic Cincinnati 

14 Columbia Chicago. 
•Powder Puff Revue" 7 Columbia 

New York 14 Empire Brooklyn. 
"Puss Puss" 7-9 Cohen's Newburgh 
10-12 Cohen's Poughkeepsie 14 
Howard Boston. 
•Razzle Dazzle" 7 Century Kansas 

City 14-15 Lyceum St. Jose. 
Reeves A 1 7 Star Cleveland 14 Em- 
pire Toledo. 
Reynolds Abe 7 Miner's Bronx New 

York 14 Casino Brooklyn. 
Record Breakers" 7 Majestic 
Scranton 14-15 Armory Bingham- 
4on ifr itfrulra 17-r9 Intor Niagara 
••Roseland Girls" 7 People's Phila- 
delphia 14 Palace Baltimore, 
oingor Jaek 7 Gayety Boston 14 
Columbia New York. 




AND THE V. M. P. A. 

I want everyone to know what a wonderful man you are, MR. ALBEE. No doubt every- 
one knows of the serious accident that befell n e on August 12, 1920, but they do not know the 
wonderful kindnesses extended to me by you during my long period of illness, although I have 
not worked for the U. B. O. for twelve years. Had I been one of their big stars I could not have 
received greater consideration or more courteous treatment from the moment of my accident until 
the final settlement. I have known that MR. ALBEE was the rock on which I could lean. Not 
only did he offer me financial assistance (which, thank God, I did not need), but he also offered 
me legal assistance. »'.' " i 

If I lived one thousand years and thanked him every hour it could never 
express the heartfelt gratitude I feel for this wonderful man. Also I wish to 

take this means of thanking 








and friends in the N. V. A. 


'Snappy Bnappa" 7 Casino Urook- 
lyn 14 Empire Newark. 

'Social Follies" 7 Gayety St. Paul 
14 Gayety Milwaukee. 

Social Maids" 7 Empire Provi- 
dence 14 Gayety Boston. 

'Some Show'* 7 Gayety •BrooAlyn 14 
Olympic New York. 

'Sporting Widows" 7 Perth Amboy 
8 Plainfleld 9 Stamford 10-12 
Park Bridgeport 14 Empire Prov- 


"Step Lively Girls" 7 Gayety Balti- 
more 14 Gayety Rochester. 

Stone & Plllard 8 Gayety Louisville 
14 Empress Cincinnati. 

"Sweet Sweeties" 7 Gayety Minne- 
apolis K Gayety St. Pauf. 

"Tempters" 7 Academy Buffalo 14 
Cadillac Detroit. 

'Tid Bits of 1920" 7 Cadillac De- 
troit 14 Englewood Chicago. 

"Tiddledy WinKs" 7 L O 14 Gayety 

•Tittle Tattle" 7 Penn Circuit 14 
Gayety Baltimore. 

"Town Scandals" 7-9 Park Youngs- 
town 10-12 Grand Akron 14 i?*ar 

"20th Century Maids" 7 Jacques 
Waterbury 14'llurtig & Scamon'H 
New York. 

"Twinkle Toes" 7 Columbia Chi- 

cago 13-15 Berchel Dis Moines. 
"Victory Belles" 7 Palace Baltimore 

14 Gayety Washington. 
"Whirl of Mirth" 7-8 Armory Bing- 

hamton 9 Elmira 10-12 Inter 

Niagara Falls 14 Star Toronto. 
White Pat -7 Avanut Detroit 14 

Academy Pittsburgh. 
Williams Mollis 7 Hurtlg A 8ea- 

mon's New York 14 Orpheum 











Thanks to J. H. LUBIN 





Friday, March 4, 1921 








Altamont Court 

We refused $25,000.00 advance royalty in cold cash for this number, and af teij 

you put it on you'll realize why. 



This Song Has Created a Sensation 



( Sing Dose Song And Make Dose Music) 

Etc., Etc. ___ 





GLOBE— Week 28th. Pat Rooney 
and Marion Bent in "Love Birds " 

APOLLO.— 28, ., 2, William Col- 
lier in "The Hottentot; 3. 4. 5. Dun- 
bar's production of "Robin Hood." 

WOODS.— March 3, 4, 5, Leo Dit- 
rlchstcin in "Toto." 

Pat Rooney and Marion Bent, 
playing a return engagement in 
••Love Birds" at the Globe theatre, 
have been the center of cafe enter- 
tainments here. There have been 
"Pat Kooney" nights at the Black- 
stone and Alamac in which they 
and Vincent Lopez and his Kin^s of 
Harmony have been advertised fea- 

The Stool Pior, announoed to open 
on Feb. 20, has indefinitely post- 
poned its opening date. Unauthor- 
itative sources state that the delay 
baa boon duo largely to the Increase 
In musicians' rates, the union scale 
making the orchestra costs larger 
than in previous seasons Instead of 
in line with the present scale of 
purchasing power. It is probable 
that an opining will be arranged by 

Bookings a( the shore are again In 
doubt. The Globe has no legitimate 
attraction for week of 7th. woods 
is In the same predicament and the 
Apollo hae just received a return 
hooking of 'The Girl in the Spot- 
light." with the following week of 
14th unbooked. This la particularly 
notable, as the Lenten season is al- 
waya reckoned a big money getting 
period in shore theatres and the 
visiting crowds are fully in keep- 
ing with this eeason of the year. 

Allegro Moderato 


Sing dose song and makedo+e musu 
Sing dose aong and make dote muMt- 







Sing dose song and make dose music ~B v "V Yonny Yon- son ban a hungry Swedish go 

Sing dose song and nuke dote music Hi! ' Hi! Yonny Yon-son b* ban food of choclate cal 

otngoooa song atrttnaim dote music mi ' Hi! Yonny Yon - son ne ban tond of choc 

t f r T Hn | 'ii" | r T 71 f ' i rT1 

bet he ne.vcr let a meal go by \ \ He ban try-ing all hi 8 life to find dose! 



bet he ne.vcr let a meal go by 
that is what he naked his girl to make 

He ban try-ing all his life to find dose Swedish wife Who can 
So she said to him all right you come a- round to- night And a 

ook dose jui-cy ap-ple pie Sin* dose sons and make dose mu-sic Sing dose song and make dose icu-sh 

cook dose jui-cy ap-ple pie 
great big cake for you 111 bake 

mmm SING 


Sing doae song and make dose mn- sic Sing dose song and make dose mu- sic % 
Sing dose song and make dose mu-sic Sing doae song and make dose mu-sic 

j-ju n ' TH TOU; n i rn rjT] i SONG 

"2 7 7 17 Yonny Yonson met a rirl and he ban fall' But the rirl ay tank she couldn't cook at 

Yonny Yonson met a girl and he ban fall* > But the girl ay tank she couldn't cook at 
Yonny Yonson thought that he would take a chance S9 be ate some cake and went off in a 

Ki j! LT ' LLU r ajB i ■ i J H,UJ I ^ ■ 

nil I B*«H laiirfi liW» mmjm tfiln* Vkfl mm h»ir nnnrYnntnn itnv «n fit*. Qu.^H.i»h Vn.hv Hnll O 


all ' ' So we laugh like an-y thing When we hear poor Yonson sing to his Sued-i»h ba-by doll. Oh 
trance And the next thing that he knew He wasdoubl-ed np in two sing-ing la dose am- bu • lance. Oh 


mmmmmm^ mm 


Scan 1 - di '• na i via 1 ay love you 

Scan-di - na - via ay love you __ Ay tank you ban fine 

Aytank*y\>u ban fine Kwed- Uh r*1 l —l ' *-* 

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AUDITORIUM. — "Tangerine, a 
comedy which had its premiere only 

last week but which has been ad- 
vertised here both on the billboards 
and throifgh press notices for a 
month, drew capacity house opening 
night and should continue to do so 

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during its stay here. Some excel- 
lent dancing by Florence O'Deni- 
shawn and the six pretty wives, the 
nearest the two-act comedy come.* 
to having a chorus, are the out- 
standing features. 

FORD'S.— The "second edition" of 
Victor Herbert's musical comedy, 
"The Girl in the Spotlight," which 
was enthusiastically received here 
Monday, proves a moge spirited in- 
terpretation, with a few changes 
here and there, of the production 
that was staged at the Academy at 
the beginning of the season. Al- 
though by no means the best play 
of this type to show here this season 
it is some above the average, and 
should go well in this popular house. 

ACADEMY.— Fiske O'Hara in 
"Springtime in Mayo" has an ad- 
mirably suited part, which he 
makes the most of. 

LYCEUM.— "Adam and Eva," re- 
cast since its premiere here some 
time ago, returns to town. The play 
suffers by the changes, although it 
is still good entertainment and well 
received opening night. 

MARYLAND.— Vaudeville. 

PLAYHOUSE. — Jimmic I lodges. 
who writes and produces his own 
shows, opened here four weeks ago 
with a very good musical comedy. 
Since the first attempt the shows 
haven't been 4ip to standard, and he 
began his farewell week last night 
with a show that consists of toasts 
from a rare edition of the "Barten- 
ders' Manual" and other material of 
a similar kind. 

GARDEN. — Pop vaudeville. 

PALACE. — Burlesque as present- 
ed by the "Million., Dollars Dolls" 
does not measure up to the usual 

offt rings of the Columbia circuit. 

II IPPODROME. — Pictures and 

GA YET Y.— "Round the Town," 
burlesque. This house is having at 
least one midnight benefit show a 
week, whicfi are proving quite pop- 

FOLLY.— "The Glngr r Girls," bur- 

R1VOLT.— "Lying Lips," featuring 
House Peters and Florence Vidor. 

PARKWAY.— Bert Lytell In per- 
son is one of the inducements of- 
fered by the management in con- 
nection with "The Misleading Lady," 

which is the attraction here this 
week and in which he has the stellar 

NEW.— Viola Dana In "The Off- 
shore Pirate." 

The fifth recital of the Stleff Ar- 
tist course was given to a large 
house Tuesday evening. Albert 
Vertchamp, violinist, was the artist. 



MAJESTIC— Frances Starr in 
"One." Sending in the "reliables" 
for a steady week's gate. 


No. 20 

Avey and O'Ne.l and "Skeet" Gallagher, two acts 
playing at the Alhambra, New York, this week are 
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This Week (Feb. 28) B. F. KIETH'S RIVERSIDE, New York 






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Friday, March 4. 1921 

When You 

Do a Good Act 
You Are Well 

Then it's up to you 
to safeguard your 
money — buy 



Banks or Express Offices 




Express Offices, 


and Stationery Stores. 


Your Money Will 
Not Be Stolen 


It h the Intention ol DAVE MARION and CAMPBELL and DREW to Make 





One of the Greatest Burlesque Productions in the History of Burlesque 



Want to Hear from Novelty Acts and Standard Performers Who Have Never 

Appeared in Burlesque 

SHUBERT TECK— "Cinderella on 
Broadway," featuring "back to 1918 
.prices,'' but sticking to $2.50 top; 
closing here Saturday night. 

Picture houses: Shea's Criterion. 
"The Inside of the Cup"; Sheas 
Hippodrome. Viola Dana. "Cinder- 
ella's Twin"; Strand, "Hold Your 

When stage hands of the Del- 
linger theatre at Batavia went out 
on strike Thursday the members of 
the Belgard Stock Co., playing a 
week's engagement in repertoire, 
volunteered to set the scenery and 
run their own show. The strike 
was called when the company re- 
fused to hire a union stage carpen- 
ter designated by the local hands 
at $62 a week. Whether the strike 
is to continue after the company 
leaves town has not yet been an- 

Address all communications to 


Suite 703, Columbia Theatre Building, 701 Seventh Avenue 

New York City, N. Y. 

being rapidly cleared away. Ac- 
cording to the permit, the cost of 
the new structure is to be $775,000. 

The building permit issued to the 

Olympic Amusement Oo. for the 
construction of the New Lafayette 
Square theatre calls for a ten -story 
brick and steel block, including the 
theatre, offices and stores. The 
former structure on the site is 

Business at local houses con- 
tinues to fluctuate. The legit houses 
are suffering from high prices and 
bad conditions. The Majestic has 
been offering the best attractions 
out of New York, with variable 
business. The Teck is overbooked 
with sky-rocket musical shows to 
the point of jading the local palate. 
Both houses show a downward 
scale tendency. Vaudeville and bur- 
lesque continue to be the best bets 
Ifor steady business. Gates at the 
picture houses are reported uni- 
form, with the downtown theatres 
doing close to capacity. 

Duff, Bruce and Duffet, Wells and 
Boggs, De Michele Brothers. 

PRINCESS (J. C. Belmont. Mgr.). 
— Musical comedy stock and feature 

LIBERTY (C. Brown, Mgr.).— Mc- 
CUllough's Comedians and pictures. 

ALLEN.— Charles Ray in "Nine- 
teen and Phyllis.'* 

REGENT.— Arbuckle in "The Life 
of the Party." 

EMPRESS.— Pictures. 
BIJOU.— Pictures. 

The Steele chain of stores has 
purchased the property on the cor- 
nea of Eighth avenue and First 
street, on which the Regent theatre 
is located. The Regent, now" play- 
ing high-class pictures, formerly 
housed Pantages shows, and also en- 
joyed a successful career as a stock 

house. Whether the theatre will tie 
affected by the new building ar- 
rangements is not yet definitely 

John Hazza, representing the Fa- 
mous-Lasky Corporation, paid a 
brief business visit to the city last 

The Princess has revived the once-* 



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GRAND (M. Joiner. Mgr.).— "The 
Dumbells" (Overseas Revue). 

ORPHEUM (R. MacLeod. Mgr.).— 
Bobby ONei:i, Fradkin, Charles Ir- 
win, Alfred Farrell and Carley, Huck 
Finn and Tom Sawyer, the Nagyfys, 

PANTAGES (D. G. Inverarity, 
Mgr.). — Rhoda Roy la's Elephants, 
Rose, Ellis and Rose, Rinehart and 

RIVERSIDE, NEW YORK, this week (Feb. 28) 





Direction JAMES PLUNKETT KEITH'S 81st ST., NEW YORK (March 14) 







177 No. State St., CHICAGO 

1552 Broadway, NEW YORK CITY 

(Cor. 46th Street) 

Friday, March 4, 19*1 













(But we call them Mothers down here") 




(Came Back From Mecca) 




A - cross the way from where 4- live, (here lives, a girl and her name ia Re 
In Mec -ca where the nithis are hot. Re ■ bec-ca sot an aw.ful lot of 

bee • ca — Shea twen • ty 'three; 
learn • I 

t ?frf I 

She taw an • • rl, and then de - eid . e4 
shadows creep, and has xo keep a 




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she would go to Mec - ca — - a . cross the sea. 
bowl of incense bum- inf — — some class - y kid. 

so she west one 
Her moth • «r feels so 


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day — — To Tur - key far a • way, And she lived near 
sad Utt broth -er Mo* -it mad., And he keeps on 


the Sul • tan's <s>o, 
complain • ins; 

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Maved there just two years — Got full of new I • deas, And now she's back home a • pin/- ■ 


sat • it . fy her whim—— She keeps on call ■ inf him 

Mo -ham -mod'.' in- stead 








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Since) Re • bcc"^»ca— carr.e back from Mec • ca — All iay long shekeeps on sjaek-iog Tuck ith to* 



r . veil up - on 

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•— With her veil up-6n her face, She keeps dane-lna; "round the place— And yesjer- day 
•bec-ca — She lays on a Turk-ish rt§ Ev-'ry • one says she's a bus; — And since she's back home 

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fa . thcr found her with a Turk ish towV a • round her; Oht Oh 1 E*.*ry,one's worried 

from the Ha- rem she's got clothes but she don't wjear 'em; Oh.1 Oht Es'.''s wor-rled 

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TheV think %h& era • nr' in the 
She made the Sul • tan lose his 

She's as bold as Thqda Ba • ra, 
Once her lit - tie us t«r Son • ia. 

back home.—— Since Re- home 1 . Q-S. 

The- da's bare but Becky's bar. ef; Smce Re- bec-ca came 

Wire her clothes and got pneu-mon-ia; Since Re becca came back heme.— — Since Re- borne.— 

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"On the Campus" 
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1 01 Angele*. Cal." 

ABRAHAMS, General Professional Manager 


602 Pantages Thea. Bldg, 
San Francisco, Cal., 



^.0 Tremont St. 

Boston. M.iss. 


347 F:fth Ave. 

•P ttsburgh, P^. 



Cc>urnb>a Thea. B'dg 
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Philadelphia, Pa. 


% Manager 
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Buffalo. N. Y. 


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Friday, March 4, 1921 

popular "contest nights." which are 
drawing capacity business. 

George Kohn. local manager for 
Universal, has Just returned from a 






OHIO.— Helen Hayes In 

Mabel's Room." 

PROSPECT.— "Very Go^d Eddie" 

Vaudeville at Keith's, Liberty, 
Priscilla, Miles, and Grand. 

BURLESQUE.— Star, "Jingle Jin- 
gle"; Empire, Pat White and his 
Gaiety Girls. 

FILMS. — Opera House, "Way 
Down East" (fourth week); Still- 
man— "Without Limit"; State. "The 
Love Light"; Orpheum, "The Truth 
About Husbands"; Euclid. "Forbid- 
den Fruit"; Gaiety, "Sky Fire"; 
Metropolitan. "The County Fair"; 
Standard, "Outside the Law." 







Carl Snyder, formerly of the Win- 
ton Hotel, opened the Carltcn Ter- 
race — the final word in cabaret here 
— Monday evening. About 750 
guests gave the venture a royal 

The new Hanna will open March 
28 with William Faversham in "The 
Prince and the Pauper." 

Sept. 19 EMPRESS, CHICAGO— 3 days unrecognized 

Jan. 31 EMPRESS, CKCAGO-full week-featured 


Re-engaged FX>UR WEEKS Next Season 

First time in the history of Vaudeville in Chicago 
The Manager, Fred Mitchell, tells me the attendance was unprecedented 


One of the Biggest Individual Hits Over the Interstate Circuit 
Stepped Every Show in Number 2 Spot at Palace, Chicago 

The Creole Fashion Plate and the 
Santos and Hayes Revue split hon- 
ors at Keith's this week. Both of- 
ferings held up the show at Mon- 
day's matinee. 

Chicago Grand Opera Co. (Mary 
Garden's aggregation) are scheduled 
for four evening performances — 
March 14 to 17 inclusive — at Keith's 
at $7 top, plus tax. 

Mrs. E. C. T. Miller, prominent 
club woman here, has taken hold of 
the reins at the prospect in real 
earnest, and the new management 
made a good start on Monday eve- 




BROADWAY— "The sign on 
Door." Marjorie Rembeau. . 

DENHAM— "If I Were King,' 
Wilkes players. 

ORPHEUM— Vaudeville, headed 
by Lightner sisters, and Alexander. 

AMERICA— "Bunty Pulls the 

Strings." _ 

PRINCESS— "The Price of Pos- 
session." Ethel Clayton. 

RIALTO — "The Passionate Pil- 
grim." Rubye De Remer. 

RIVOLI— "19 and Fhyllls, 

Charles Ray. 

AUDITORIUM— Pa vlowa and 

Ballet Russc; Friday evening, 


Announcement was made today 
by Ben Ketcham, manager of the 
Denham theatre, that Eileen •Robin - 
»on will be the new leading woman 
of the Wilkes players. 



record for 

March 6 in "The Song of Song 
George Barnes, leading man. 
celebrate his 1. 000th performance 
with the company 
afternoon. This is a 
leading men in Denver. 

"Three Wise Fools" this week at 
the Broadway has proved one of the 
most popular plays of the season. 

Robert Slack has started an in- 

for the Chicago 
which will 

tensive campaign 

Grand Opera company 

appear here for a week at the end 

of April. 


The Pantages Circuit has secured 
the Des Moines Empress and will 
run the place as a t™'*-f™ 
vaudeville, commencing Sntnn.i.v. 
March 5. The theatre is closed this 
week for repairs. Prior to last June 
the Empress was on the Western 
Circuit, under the local management 
of 'Elbert & Getchell. The Adams 
Theatres Co. took control June l 
and ran the house first for vode- 
nictures and then continuous 1 
villc on the Gus Sun Circuit, 
for the Res Moines house. 
Will be called Pantages. 
cents top at night and L' 
the afternoon. 

' Theodore WarlfeUt ha«i «-«ie.-er-dVd 
Ann MaeDonald as loading woman 
with the Princess Players, Miss 
MacDonald has returned to New 
York and will organize n summer 
ntork company. Frances Laughton 
has also joined the Princess com- 
pany as ingenue, succeed In n Nellie 
Barnes. Philip Lord, playing char- 
acters, has retired from the com- 
pany, but no successor has been 


Chicago, Feb. 9. 
Jammed to the car-tracks, the 
Englewoodera went wild Friday 
night over six Orphe im turns, head- 
ed by Sophio Tucker and her Jazz- 
ers. The bill for the week must 
have cost upward of $3,500. Miss 
Tucker and Joe Darcey, the second 
feature, played the full week. 

It is scarcely necessary to review 
Miss Tucker again in this column; 
her record-breaking tour of Chicago 
theatres, whose records she is 
breaking, has been a succession of 
triumphal receptions, shamelessly 
tumultuous audiences and violently 
vociferous encores. The Empress 
outfit always was hearty — f<jr Sophie 
they made the chandeliers dance. 
She "broke in" two new numbers. 
But what matters? Everything ran 
riotously. She was cheered like 
Pershing. And she talked back to 
her fans in their own language — • 
that easy lingo of gocd fellowship 
and plain United States. 

Joe Darcey scored probably the 
biggest one-man hit in the history 
of this theatre. Next-to-closing, 
this serious songster in blackface 
did 29 minutes, with the common 
people storming for more. Darcey 
has a powerful yet sympathetic 
voice, deep, mellow, melodious. He 
puts his every fibre behind a lyric 
and his panting soul into a quaver. 
He has a touch for comedy and is a 
wizard with an audience, equaled 
probably by Eddie Leonard alone 
at the system (it's professionally 
known as "showmanship") of mak- 
ing the patrons think they are be~- 
ging him to do more. They certainly 
begged. He left them exhausted- 
meaning he was and the audier.-e 
was. He will never be forgotten 
around those corners. 

Kennedy and Rooney. one of the 
oldest but one of the surest bing- 
bang comedy a( ts. drew the doubly 
hard spot of closing and following 
Tucker and Darcey. They gave the 
mob all they had from both barrels 
and laid them low. What Tucker 
had been in enthusiasm and enter- 
tainment, and what Darcey had been 
in Impressiveness and appeal. Ken* 
nedy and Rooney succeeded in be- 
ing in guffaws and screams of hys- 
terica] laughter. Preceding the 
headliner, Kane and Herman had. by 
the way, slapped in a show-stopper 
with their neat and nifty two-man 
patter and harmonies, holding the 
house in their hands every moment 
and going to two encores and a 
speech. Watiska and 1'nderstudy. a 
seal act that ran safety mateh any 
opening act In the business for 




sent in 

and speed, 
a knockout 

had opened and 






Chicago, Jan. 26. 
Roode and France opened the 
show with slack wire tricks. Va- 
riety's hired hand missed most of 
them, but his seat neighbor reported 
It waa corking opening turn. 

Joe Darcey led little casino, made 
up for a spade, and tangled the 
show up so tightly that it took the 
whole next act to unravel it again. 
Darcey has a voice that is beyond 
resisting. It quivers and it grabs 
the heart and wrings it. He also 
knows how to put power into His 
climaxes with clenched hands, dra- 
matic crouches and a gasping 
earnestness of delivery. He teased 
many a bow out of that mob, but 
he couldn't escape without doing 
his full duty. He stopped the show 
and held it stopped, scoring one of 
the biggest hits in months in an 
early spot. 

Florence Roberts and Fredrlk 
Vogedint; in "Blindfolded" came next 
and did a polite flop. Miss Roberts 
strained and used every change of 
pace and every spark of personality 
of the veteran artiste she is, but 
never woke up any one. 

Kellam and O'Dare tore it wide 
open again for another panic, going 
to three or four speeches. 

Harry Langdon has played his tin 
car act here a lot of times. It ran 
for a whizz again up to the finish, 
■when the electrical effects went bad 
for a moment, long enough to hurt 
the explosion. But it was well 
taken and the laughs were thick. 
The Four Mortons then came on and 
cleaned up, and Johannes Joseffson 
and his Icelandic tricks held in the 
crowd well, although this show ran 
overtime. Elsie Pilcer and Dudley 
Douglas did well, but not brilliantly. 
Miss Pilcer does not dance as much 
as she used to. in truth attempts 
no steps worthy of her former work. 
She appears in a series of wondrous 
gowns, reminiscent if not memorial 

of Gaby, Douglas followed Kellam 
in somewhat similar work, which 
crabbed his style somewhat. He is 
a good straight man, but no comic, 
and might whittle down his talk 
and songs. , ImU. 


will be 50 
and "> in 

Eastern Representatives, MORRIS AND FEIL Western Representatives, BEEHLER AND JACOBS 

Have been away from New York since June 


Coming East. Look for Me. 

break the house 

Will certainly 

"Kissing Time" at 

"Listen Lester" at 
J Next, "Tho A£4UlUal 

At the Photoplays; "Outside the 
Law," at Washington: "Life of the 
Parly," at P. road -Strand; "The 
Woman in His House." at Madison; 
'The Devil's Garden/ 1 at Adams; 
"The Kid," playing a week at the 
Regent and Orpheum; "The Greater 
Claim," at Colonial. 

Shttbert De- 

Xew Detroit. 


"but bide 

"Life of 



LYRIC— Photoplays and 

Berchel this week. 
Walthall (Himself) in 

Next "Passing Show." 

Henry B. 
Taken In." 

At film houses. "Old RwlmmhY 
Hole" at Des Moines; "Hush" at 
Des Moines; "Love" at lliallo. and 
"Are All Men Alike?" at Garden. 


♦•Tien'" here for two week* ni 
Garrick. Ucii.g absolutely capacity. 

W. s Rutterfleld has definitely set 

April 1 as the opening time Of his 

new Strand theatre. Lansing. 

Angell & Codd, operating four 
theatres In Michigan, plan to upend 
$30,000 on remodelling the CrotweU, 



OUIMir.r.M— Vaudeville. 

NRW OKAND — Marcus Loew 
\aude\ 111c and photopluv s. 

> RW GARRICK, — Photoplay! 
and stagi specialty s. 

Manager Chester Sutton of the 
New Grand has completely revised 
the en tc^tft Inmewt <a that bousci He 
has augmented the orchestra under 
Director Roy I'laaten, offering musi- 
cal specialties twice weekly, and 
offers a five-reel feature picture as 
an added attraction. Owing to the 
lull in certain industries, bigger 
shows are required to draw the 

Manager J. II. Kennedy of the 
New Lyric has also added to his 
musical programs by featuring In- 
strumental and vocal arlidis. These 

new features are making a big hit 

with the public. 

Mine. Louise Homer ar.d her 

daughter Louise, Jr., gave the m<>«,t 

successful concert of the season 

here Thursda., night. 

house was sold out 

singers arrived and 

a turnaway. 

The opening of the Lyceum is 

scheduled for Raster Sunday. Re- 

tucen $300,000 and $400,000 has been 

spent In remodeling tlu» building, 
and the opening will be an event 

wide interest. The Governor of 
the state and prominent people 
from all over the northwest will be 
present, and the audience will be 
made up through invitations for the 
ww •! -part. ' 

A subject that is beginning to 
attract considerable attention in 
Duluth at present is the need of an 
Auditorium, on a standard of those 
M Minneapolis and St. Paul, for the 
purpose r providing a suitable 
home for symphony concerts and 
traveling opera artists. 

bcth" for the first time ia his pro- 
fessional career Wednesday n.ght. 
His illne s permitting, he will be 
here the week of March 21. 

For one of the Tew 'times since th* 
perennial production started its 
road jaunts the Shuberts will put up 
some real opposition to the "Follies" 
at the Klaw & Erlanger house. The 
"Follies" at English's the week of 
March 14 and the Murat has booked 
Al Jolson for the last half of the 

The entire 
before the 
there was 



M PRAT.— Dark. The film. "Way 
Down Bait," went for two weeks at 
hitherto unheard of top for a movie 
here of $2. 

R N G L I S tlS. — "The Storm.' 
Thurston next. "Follies" coming 
week of March 14, with top price 
advertised at $4.40, a local record. 

Allen Holubars film. "Man-Worn- 
.in -Marriage," was given its pre- 
miere at the Circle this week. 

Waiter Hampden's Illness in. the 
Bast caused the cancellation of his 
engagement at the Murat this week. 
Hampden had planned to play "Mac- 

Louise Groody sprained an ankle 
early last week at English's and had 
to omit several of her dance num- 
bers la "The Night Roat" until late 
in the wrek. She appeared then 
with bandages showing through her 

The legislative fight to establish 
film censorship and clamp the blue! 
laws tighter on Sunday shows in 
Indiana narrowed down late last 
week to an uttempt of the reformers 

Friday, March 4, 1921 



Novelty Styles 

Excellent Taste 




S hot I ft r Ki 44 1* I 

Fifth Avenue at 46th Street 
^ j&>^ J 5 H'ta 43d Street 


The new establishment on the 
Avenue at 46th Street, although, 
perhaps, a hit more sumptuous in 
treatment, shows no tendency to 
detract from the other three 
shoe shops of I. Miller. 

The identical models and prices 
prevail in all locations, and the 
same measure of courtesy and 
service is to be had. 


that the only difference might be 
termed one of geography and the 
only advantage one of conven- 
ience. The I. Miller character- 
istics of novelty and excellence 
do not vary regardless of address. 



Fifth Avenue at 46th Street 

15 West 42nd St. 50 Church St. 

1554 Broadway 

to get one bill, embodying the essen- 
tial features of several different cen- 
sorship measures, through the state 
legislature. So far the bill is no 
farther advanced than second read- 



Two stars, two plays, all new to 
Kansas City, were the offering at 
the legitimate houses this week. 
Marjorie Rambeau, in Channing 
Pollock's "The Sign on the Door" 
at the Shubert and Henry B. Wal- 
thall at the Grand in a satirical 
comedy drama, "Taken In," by Her- 
bert Bashferd. While not so en- 
thusiastic over the Bashford piece, 
the star was highly praised. Com- 

mencing Feb. 28 the Shubert will 
have Griffith's "Way Down Bast" 
for a four weeks* run, while the 
Grand's attraction for next week 
will be ,4 The Dangerous Age," with 
"Clarence" and Lenoro Ulric in the 
"Son-Daughter" to follow. 

At the photoplays: "The Kid," 
second week, New Koyal; "Forbid- 
den Fruit," Newman; "The L.ast of 
the Mohicans," Twelfth Street; 
"Prisoners of Love," Dori:.- 

"The Dangerous Age," playing in 
New York under the title 'White 
Villa," is next week's attraction at 
the Grand. Its success is proble- 
matical, as no one is mentioned in 
the advertising. 

Several of the members of the 

"Taken In" company, supporting 
Henry B. Walthall, are well known 
to the film fans. Prominent among 
them are Mary Charleston, of the 
Kssanay-Vitagraph Co.; William 
Clifford and Arthur Rutledge. 

Al Jolson, with "Sinbad," will be 
the next attraction at the Shubert, 
following "Way Down East." Jol- 
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ASK DAD; he knows, about cigarettes! 

BROTHERS' THEATRES In Chicago what I did 
with my new act, "SQUIRREL HAVEN," in his 

what I did with the same act in BAY CITY, MICH., 

what I did in HAMILTON, OHIO, with the same act! 
MR. DARLING, MR. JORDAN, and all you other 
most honorable gentlemen, this is the same CARL 
McCULLOUGH, who was your next to closing act 
and a hit when you needed one; was your fourth act 
and a HIT when you needed one; and was your num- 
ber TWO ACT. and a hit when you needed one. 

Mr. GOTTLIEB knows what a hit I was, number two 
on his PALACE THEATRE, NEW YORK, bills, and 
never kicked on the position! 

Mr, DARLING knows what a hit I was for him in all 
his houses! 

I closed the bill, following MADAME SARAH BERN- 
HARDT, never kicked and was a hit despite every- 

STILL this same CARL McCULLOUGH had 
more lay-off weeks on the B. F. KEITH houses 
than those played by him; did more FAVORS 
with remuneration coming at later dates; had 
more cuts in salary than full weeks! Yet, the 
BIG TIME was always out when CARL called 
for work! 

CARL McCULLOUGH played for FIFTEEN weeki 
THEATRE, New York; then 26 weeks at the CASINO 
THEATRE, NEW YORK, with "You're in Love" com- 
pany as leading man; eight weeks with "ODDS AND 
ENDS" in New York City; then playing all the larger 
cities in the same pieces, and also with "TUMBLE IN." 





and, Best of all, 

• ■ • 


I therefore honorably submit my novelty, "SQUIR- 
REL HAVFN," to your books! 

WEEK FEB. 28th 

PALACE THEATRE, Ft. Wayne, Ind. 

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Also the highest type of authors, buying and selling plays for stage and screen. 
I wish to thank Mr. A. L. Erlanger for his good wishes and the prediction for my success. 
Also other producing managers who are kind enough to hope I will succeed and have so unquali- 
fiedly expressed themselves. 


114 West 44th Street 

My new address is 



on the Orpheum bill this week. 
Daisy Cordier Nell is, pianist, fea- 
tured, is a native girl, as is Lulu 
Wells, of the George Jessel "Trou- 
bles of 1521/' 

Reports from Joseph B. Click's 
oil holdings in Oklahoma show that 
the well brought in a couple of 
weeks ago is producing in paying 
quantities. The gentlemen inter- 
ested with Mr. Gllck are arranging 
to sink another hole" in the near 

Toscanini and his La Scala Or- 
chestra appeared In Convention 
Hall Sunday to an audience of over 
10,000, breaking all concert records 
for this city and the biggest crowd 

the organization has appeared be- 
fore since coming to this country. 
At the conclusion of the concert the 
conductor was presented with a sil- 
ver loving cup by the Italian Colo- 
nial Committee, representing 25 
Italian societies of this city. 


MACAULEYS. — "Centur; Mid- 
night Whirl" with Blanche Ring 
last half; dark first half Otis 
Skinner In his new play, "At Villa 
Rose" next. 

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PICTURES.— Majestic, Ina Claire 
in "Polly With a Past"; Alamo, 
"Godless Men," and Jack Pickford 
in "Just Out of College," last half; 
Strand, Mr. and Mrs. Carter de 
Haven in "Twin Beds," and Lionel 
Barrymore in "Devil's Garden" last 
half. . 

"Cenlury Midnight Whirl" at $2 

top Is the lowest -priced offering at 
Macauley's for some time. In the 
last five weeks prices have reached 
as high as $3.85, including tax. This 
week's show is advertised at "bar- 
gain prices." 

"Ye Song Shop" headed by War- 
ren Jackson and Howard Whalen 
heads a well-balanced bill at the 
Mary Ann this week. A decided in- 
novation is the two huge books from 
which the girls trip. As the name 
indicates it embraces songs of the 
past and present. 

Although ventrlloquial acts have 
been on the bill three weeks in suc- 
cession, Emily and Walter Walters 
get by with their bit fairly well. 
The act is above the ordinary. A 
racy dialog number is offered by 
Maybelle Palmer and Arthur Wan- 

While the last act was in prog- 
ress smoke began pouring from the 
gallery last Thursday night. Man- 
ager George F. Simpson walked onto 



the stage after the act was about 
half over and requested the patrons 
not to be alarmed. They filed out 
In excellent order. The small fire 
was discovered to be In a conduit 


By O. M. 8AM U EL. 

TULANE.— "Turn to the Right." 
ST. CHARLES.— Sherman Stock 
in "Which One Shall I Marry?" 





Through Variety now getting out earlier than formerly, Variety by 
mail through subscription is reaching earlier and more regularly its 
subscribers, often reaching them before appearing upon the newsstands. 

To those desirous of Variety each week at the quit! est possible 
moment, a subscription is suggested. 

Constant complaint of inability to secure Variety on a newsstand, 
through supply having been exhausted may be obviated through a stand- 
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• Subscription, $7 yearly. Canada and foreign countries, $8. 

in the history of Vaudeville has it been done! 


The Author Comedian 

- ■ 

Originator of the Two-People Mono-Playlot, after eighteen years of con- 
stant playing of same in American Big Time, leaped to fame as a first- 
class monologist at once, with 


After an original sixteen minute comedy routine, which gained such 
notices as these: 

New' York GuSP*'*' *' ,h * ^ * lac,> • ,a ( " iual to * ny Sonologist in Vaudeville."— 
Lo«!7«I^I>im^it. th9 bMt ° f lhf Vau<,evi,! * Monoloei..,. barring none." -St. 
"4. 0, NI'f.KNT took the honor* of the b.t!."- New Or Iran* ricayane. 

He, four week* ago, originated an encore idea of talking for two minutes on tWS 
subjects, one minute on each, taking any subject whatever suggested by anyone la 
the audience, thus covering twenty-eight subjects each week, ranging from dough- 
nute to the League of Nations, and immpdiately gaining such notices as these: 

s«.r"i J hlF;^ ,C,KNT .* lc ^ rv .7. » I orl «l of credit for the most original vaudeville idea 
nrard hero in year*."— Seattle l>e*«. 

i»o«Jil I „ 1 ii ,, i WP 'i ,, i CU /l . ma / y «. t0 ^ ,,n<l out " (,ou, » A* Cabinet Member*, as is done la 
Baseball, PresJdent-K.lect Harding should send for J. <:. NrCiKNT. the wise fun- 

5-if: JT; l °, scl|,t,n » te * on this weeks Ornh«Mim Kill. Ho li the ncme of everything 

J IK i » , J ,|H \* k 1 ? on " ny *« h J*«' t *"g«r'Rlcd right off th* reel; wuh amazing com- 

jysna or English and an analytic:.! B ift of lightcning-liUe clarity." — Fort I a ad 

"J. C. K I'd F NT'S «'i is a delight, it create* tli* netlea thnt nil the rest of the 

K^fif i« ,tM I? ?. K H ." MuM , li '' r / ,i,e for » ttme and gu undar ht* instruction."— San 
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LYRIC. — Clarence Bennett's Col- 
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STRAND.— "Passion." 

"The Smarter Set" occupies the 
Temple for a weiek, beginning on 

"Three Wise Fools" is touring the 
South and follows Mantel! at the 

New Orleans' Little theatre is 
itrictly a social affair, maintained 
by subscription and projected by 
and 'for society. The latter part of 
last week It presented throe play- 
lets, among which was "Woman 
Proposes," staged by Ben Piazza, 
manager of the Orpheum, who was 
for several years a director for 
Paul Armstrong. As at present con- 
ducted, the Little theatre is only a 
local social element, and until it 
Veers into popular and artistic chan- 
nels cannot hope for national rec- 
dtion in a theatrical way. 

Reported "around the Lafayette 

lay be taken for musical stock by 

Tony Kennedy, a favorite at the 

)auphine in the old days. The the- 

has been closed all seasoYi. 

Make-up conies ell" 
almost ns ensily as 
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Cuts right into the grease and 
docs the skin good instead of 
harming it, preventing make-up 
poisoning. Has practically super- 
ceded the sticky or watery old- 
fashioned creams. 

The bill this week is not a self- , 
player, requiring friendly audiences | 
to give it momentum, for It con- 
tains much of lilt and raillery, those 
hues of the vaudeville rainbow that 
glisten with assistance from the 
spectators' side of the rostrum. 

Tuck and Clare pattered and ac- 
robatted in one for a starter, en- 
snaring an enviable reward for 
their efforts. 

Jean Boydell, succeeding, was 
not so warmly received, although 
she strove valiantly. It is the ma- 
terial, the matter employed' now is 

Brown and Weston, correctly 
cyced and piano lamped, gamboled 
through a series of evolutions with 
grace and poreision. The Brown is 
none other than Jessie, wife of Bert 
Kalmer, and the Weston. Effle, 
helpmeet of Donald Kerr. The in- 
terlude fits nicely third. 

Donovan and Lee ran as per 
schedule. The Celtic clan rose to 
the aid of Jim Donovan when the 
way looked dark,,, for he can ignite 
the Irish spark almost any time he 
cares to. The, e*it found the pair 
scoring healthily. Marie Lee looked 
very Ziegfeld in her abbreviated 

The hit occurred with Hyams and 
Mclntyre, "May bloom" proving a 
festive conceit of charm and still 
gilded up to the nth degree. 

Harry Fox wrded in warmly, but 
struck chill atmosphere with the 
references to* his wife and the suc- 
ceeding verbiage of the kind ap- 
plause sort. His aide, Beatrice 
Curtis, programed as Harry son 
Fisher's selection of America's 
prettiest girl, displayed her good 
looks, but didn't lift the tempo. Fox 
left In distress, but in coming back 
ior an encore showed the best part 
of his turn. It is that with the 
special drop of hotels, when he 
brings forth the aged maids. The 
crowd went for this with a ven- 
geance, and it served to send him 
away in esteem. 

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York and played with her on Mon- 
day night unannounced. They 
scored a big hit. 

No slump is evident in the pic- 
ture houses here. "The Kid" is said 
to have broken all records at the 
New Stanley, with the aid of an 
earlier opening rule. That same 
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Henry Scott, the basso, for next 
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Jith the interest lagging at the end. 
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WHnt of artistry, displaying some 
Mffy stepping. 

Loew's would benefit by 
Punchy bright bills just now. 

• The Palace program was hitting 
*J all cylinders Tuesday night with 
*J*tin Rack looking on from the 
***• The house was sold solid. 
r" n several rows of standees. Letu- 
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P opening act and brought to the 
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success, gauging her matter to Pal- 
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Sebastian and Myra Sisters fur- 
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be excused because of the sparkle 
ahead and following. Chester Spen- 
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lbs crowd and rocked it almost at 
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B. F. KKITH'S.— Vert. Gordon, 
here also in the pictures, drew heav- 
ily from the ranks of movie fans. 
Her act, "Lullaby," by Edgar Allan 
Woolf, while pretty turgid with 
emotion, scored moderately. She is 
rivaled in Philly by Yvette Rugel, a 
local product, whose mixture of 
popular and classical was well re- 

Bert Levy's sketching made its 
annual— or semi-annual — appeal, 
and other acts on a well balanced 
bill included The Randalls, sharp- 
shooters; Yvette, supported by Ed- 
die Cooke and Kino Clark in "A 
Smart Production," a musical offer- 
ing; Claudia Coleman, impersona- 
tor; Lou Clayton and Cliff Edwards, 
with some appropriate chatter; Alex 
Ruloff and Shura Rulowa, whose 
Russian ballet effects are new her? 
and went big, and Millard and Mar- 
lin in a sketch that needs some 
pruning, but has its points. 

GLOBE.— "My Tulip Girl," mu- 
{ sical tabloid, has Lorraine Sher- 
wood and some jazzy tunes to rec- 
ommend it. Ryan and Lee have a 
novel skit. Other acts include Lor- 
imer and Carbrey, dance review; 
Babe Latour, ccmedienne; Bert 
Wilcox & Co.. sketch; Friend and 
Downing, funsters; "Ting-a-Ling," 
juvenile act, and the Franchisi 
Brothers, acrobats. 

ALLEGHENY.— "Hanky Panky," 
tho headliner, has the usual assort- 
ment of pretty girls, and consider- 
able new business. In addition, a 
well rounded bill includes Adrian, 
In a surprise act; Frank Whittier, 
sketch; Mareoni Brothers, accordion 
experts; Mori-ion's Dogs, and the 
photoplay, "Harriet and the Piper," 
with Anita .Stewart. 

:uid Nice, with n program of com- 
edy dances, head the hill, which 
otherwise Includes Anderson and 
Burl In ;i sketch; Marie Sparrow, 

songs; Will and Blondy, comedians, 
and "The Penalty," Goldwyn pic- 
ture, with Lon Chaney. 

BROADWAY.— Havcrman's Ani- 
mals billed to lead. Other acts that 
went over well include: Morris ajid 
Townes, songs; Coakley and Dun- 
IcTy, travesty; Trans'ield Sisters, 
musicians, and "Midsummer Mad- 
ness," William De Mille picture. 

Keith's report an unusually heavy 
week, the attraction probably being 
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who is playing here In several pic- 
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local girl. Johnny Dooley, husband 
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500 Housekeeping Apartments 

(Of the Better Class— Within Reach of Economical Folks) 

Under the direct iu»er>l»ion of (lit owner*. Located In the heart at the city. |utt eft Broadway. 
alaea ta all booking office*, principal theatres, department stores, traction linea. "L" road and 

Wa are the largest maintainors at housekeeping furnished apartments spoclalizlna ta theatrical 
folks. We are on the ground daily. This alano Insures prompt service and cleanliness. 


Tel. Bryant 654-535-7831 

One Block U Timed Square 


141 to 347 West e5th St.. Plane Leogaere 3560 
A suildisg de luxe, lust completed elevator 
apartments arranged la suites at one. twa a«d 
three rooms, wits tiled both add shower, tiled 
hitcheni. kitchenettes. These apartment* embody 
•vary luxury know* to modern science. 

160.00 Up Monthly: 1 1 6.00 Up Weekly. 


24l-2«7 Watt 43d St. Phone Bryant 7112 

One. three and four room apartment!, with 
kitchenettes, private balk dad telephone. the 
privaey these a part men ta pro noted lor ta ana of 
Its attractions. 

SI 5.00 Up Weekly. 


312. 314 and Ji« West 48th St 

Phone Longacre 1830 

An up-to-the-minute pew. fireproof pullding, 

arranged m apartment* of three and four rooms 

with kitchens and private path. Phone la each 


617.00 Op Weakly 

330 and 325 West 4id St 
Phcae Bryant 6t3i-4293 
Three and four rooms with bath, furnished »e a 
degree al modernoeet that excels any.biag In this 
type af building. These apartments will accom- 
modate four or more adults. 

69.50 Up Weekly. 

Address all communications to M. Claman 
Principal Office — Yand.a Court. 241 Went AZrd Street, New York 
Apartments can be aeon evenings Office in eacb building. 


166 West 35th Street, N. Y. City (2 blocks from Ptnn. Station) 

(Jade* new management. 101 newly renovated room* — all modern con veoi ernes— 

_ , _ kitchen privileged. Rates: $0 and op. 

Tel.t Greeley 5373-5374. MARTIN A. GRAHAM. Manager. 



t'nder New Management. 

Rooms Newly Renovated. — All Con- 
veniences. — Vacancies Now Open. 

207 W. 40th St.— Off B'way 

Phone: Bryant 1477$. 




Up-to-date European — $1.00 UP 

The Edmonds Furnished Apartments 

MRS. OEORGE DANIEL, Proprietress 

Ceteris* Exelu«tvel> to the Profession Special Summer Rates from lune Ob September. 

77S-78-SO EIGHTH AVENUE. Between 47th and 48tb Streets 

Private Bath and 'Phone NEW YORK SPwrinwrn avkm* 

Us Each Apartment ™» EIGHTH AVEN UE 

' Geo. P. ttohJeetder. Prop. 


Hotels Catering to Professiot 


$1.23 Single, without bath: $1.75 Double, wltt 
bath; $2.25 Single, wltn bath; $5.00 Double, wit 
bath. "~~ ,. 



TENNESSEE AVE., Juat Oil Boardwi - 
The Hotel That Una Advertised 
ATLANTIC CITY fo r 29 Years. 


*M Tremont St. BOSTON. MASS. 

Rooms $1.50 to $3.00 Per Day 
Weekly Rates $8.00 and Tp 

Special Attention Theatrical Trade 

Phone: Bryant 1044 


' Complete for Housekeeping. Clean and Airy. 
323 West 43rd Street NEW YORK CITY 
Private Bath 8-4 Rooms. Catering to the comfort and eonvenlenee of the profession 
Steam Heat and K»eetrle f.lght - - SS.50 Up 


355 to 359 West 51st Street. Phone Circle 6640 

An elevator, flroprewvf building of the aeweet type, having every deviee and con- 
• -nlence. Apartments arc beautifully arranged and eonaiat of *. $ and 4 rooms 
<vlth kitchens and kitchenettes, i l»ath and 'phone. 3?^L r f Weekly 

Address all cornmanicAtlons ta Charles Tenenhanm, trvlngton HatL 
No or '^etlnn HM» «*•«* ■•»• •• 



Between 46t; n> ' ° n< Hirer 1 ot Broadway 

Throe, Pour and Five-Boom Htgh-Claaa Famished Apartmenta— fit Op 
Strictly Professional. MBS. GEORGE U1EGEL. MgT 

Phones: Brynnt 895S-1 

Mace LONGACRE 3339 

Furnished Apartments 


Large Rooms, $6.00 and Up. 

1, 2. S Room Apartments. $10 to $18. 


310 WEST 48th ST., N. Y. CITY 

lin in "The Kid" (third week); Shu- 
bert, "Way Down East" (tenth 
week); Liberty and Savoy, "Last 
of the Mohicans." 




Fire Minute Walk to Theatres. 

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IUR THEATRICALS -Modern and Up-to Date. 



bert-Alvin. "The Passing Show" 
returns next. 

"Maytime," fifth time, is playing 
the Pitt this week and still getting 
good returns. 

John B. Hymer and company of 
ten are sharing headline honors at 
the Davis this week, while his skit, 
"The Night Boat," is .topping the 
bill at the Sheridan Square, first 

"What's Your Husband Doing?" 
Is being presented by the Duquesne 
Stock performers this week. This 
organization seems on the road to 
fairer success than has greeted any 
other group of the kind here in 
several seasons. 

"East Is West," with Fay Bainter, 
Is getting the big draw at the Shu- 

"June Love" is drawing at the 
Nixon. Else Alder and Josephine 
Whittell. the latter last seen here 
in "Betty Be Good," are featured. 
"Century Midnight Whirl" next. 

$30/" u w p" k SUITES PA " l A Ib B B E A °T"H 00B FOR 2 PERSONS 

Tight. Airy Rooms; Furnished. All Improvements; "» 
Overlooking Central Tark West; 5 Minutes trom All Theatres. , 
Also Bedroom and Bath. Exceedingly Low Rates. 
o.rjriT T\ TF/YrrTCT »87 EIGHTH AVE., at Coluoibua Circle Fornerty 


scale to be In effect in the picture 
houses will be formed by the Ex- 
ecutive Board of the society. 



LYCEUM— "TWo Man Who Came 
Back," first half; "Woman to Wo- 
man," second half. 

FAY'S— "The Little Cafe," the 
Burkes, Crumbly and Brown, 
"Sweets to the Sweet," Hilton Sis- 
ters, LeHone and DuPreece, with 
Pearl White in "The Thief." film. 

PICTURES— "Outside the Law," 
all week at Rial to; "Always Au- 
dacious," all week at Regent; 
"Prisoners of Love," all week at 
Loew's Star. 

and treasurer. Resolutions were 
adopted on Mr. Wolff's demise. 

The Eagle theatre, a movie house 
on the lower North Side, has again 
changed hands, the third time in the 
last two years. 

Under a new system Inaugurated 
by the local branch of the A. F. of 
M., the wage scale in local legit the- 
atre orchestras will be formulated 
by a new theatrical commission to 
consist of ten members, three of 
them to be the three chief officers 
of the organization, the others to 
b>e seven active musiciuns chosen 
from the various orchestras. The 

Liberty Loan 

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Face Value on 

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• Halftone 

Irt-Pnge Special 

Sale Circular. 

Nat Fields, producer for the 
musical stock company at the 
Family is himself playing the lead- 
ing role this week, a new departure. 
Carl Statzer and Fred C. Hagan 
are newcomers this week. 

Local officials are not in favor of 
the moving picture censorship bill 
introduced at Albany, it having been 
found that censorship as at present 
administered by the local commis- 
sioner of public safety is satisfac- 
tory to both the city fathers and 
the theatre men. 

John H. Finn, manager of the 
Temple, has been elected president 
of the Rochester Theatrical Mana- 
gers' Association to succeed the 
late Martin E. Wolff, of the Lyceum. 
Mr. Finn was vice-president for 
years. Fred J. Starr, of Fay's, was 
made vice-president and William A. 
Calihan, of the Regent, secretary 


At the picture houses: "Out of 
the Snows," Winter Garden; "Lying 
Lips," Blue Mouse; "Prairie Trails," 
Colonial; "Big Happiness," Clem- 
mer; "Sins of Rosanne," Coliseum; 
"Panthea," Rex; "The Kid," Lib- 
erty; "Outside the Law," Strand; 
"Skyflre," Class A. 


"September Moon," a made-in- 
Seattle musical comedy, presented 
by Alexander Pantages himself, 
will be the headline feature of the 
bill this week, which is unusually 
well staged, by a company of ten, 
including Robert Lorenzo, Frank 
Budd, Eva Gregory and Irene Allen, 
with a chorus of pretty Seattle 
girls. Business good. 

Levy's Orpheum, musical comedy, 
with Lew White. Oscar Gerard and 
Eddie Wright. Business fair. 








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Metropolitan, San 
Co. in repertoire. 

Carlo Oper 

Wilkes, dramatic stock, featurin 
Laura Arnold and Joseph McManu 
in "Wedding Bells." Business ver 

Kolb and Dill opened at Metro* 
politatT Feb. 27 in their old but sue 
cesaful musical comedy, "The Hig 
Cost of Loving." 

Sam Winland. leader of the or 
ehestra at the Colonial theatre, has 
been switched to the Strand. 

Monty Austin, formerly connected 
with Leo Fiest and now connected 
with Harry Von Tilzer Co., was H 
Seattle for a few days cxploitin| 
their publications. 

Charlie Chaplin's picture, * "Thl 
Kid," has been held over for thl 
second week. 





230 W. 46th ST., H. Y. WTY Bryant 844S tBmUiA 




A new motion picfure house called 
the Kloronco opened Feb. 19 under 
the management of John Dana. lit 

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Ansiiss »-•*« Drama 



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» Iff TT V1VDTQ The *" 42d - E ™ " ,0 ' 
BAM H. nAilAlO Matinee* Wad. A Sat. 

SAM H. HARRIS Present* - 
Tfca Petulv Sseostt."— IN*. World. 


1 New C«m«Jy by AARON HOFFMAN 



C AIFTV B'WAY & 46 tb 8L Eraa. 1:30. 
^*^»>*»- * * Mate. Wednesday A 8aiurda/. 

FMPIRF B'way lOtfcSt.. Evssj. 1:16 


in a New Play 



Rftljftftork VVeat 44th St.. Eves, at 8:30 
Bcratcu Mat* Thurs. and Sat. 1:30 




A Comedy from the French by Sacha 
Quitry. adapted by Granville Barker 


West 40th St Mats.. Tbursrtai and Saturday 



'The Gold Digger*" 

AVERT HOPWOOP'S SparaUoa Comedy. 



"The Grand Army Man" 




Direction, 3AM BAERWITZ 


8 AYS. 
I leek need aew fad 
lauas and lauih 
•Illy ttilaaa I've cent 
I tfsa't reeret 
tt>em tae' 
betaute — 
I've had a let 
of tun. 


Artistic Whirlwind Odditiet. 


Booked Solid Loew Circuit 

Direction MANDEL & ROSE 

Wast 44th 8U Brenlnga 1:30. 
Rata. Wad. and Sac at t:S0. 


r» Thea.. W. «t St. Eva. 8:20. 
1" Mats. Wad. and Sat. 2 20. 


GOLDEN Pretasta 






Bunion t:30. Mats. Wadnteday A Saturday 3:30. 


A Fares Csaudy la Three Acts, with 


Ciet ln.ludea OTTO KRU8ER A Marias Ceahley 




Have applied for a patent on their Drop, which is their own idea, and Infringer, 
will be prosecuted to the full extent of the law. My Attorneys are Mllo B. Steven* 


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GEO. f^ClTM A XT Tbestrs. B'wsj A 43d St. 
M. v> V/Jllxll^l Bra. |J| ifts. Wed.A Sat 




Raymond Hitchcock, playing at 
the American theatre this week, ad- 
dressed members of the Chamber 
of Commerce, and owing to the fact 
that the new St. Louis Police Board, 
which has been very active in raids 
for "hootch" during the past week, 
was also present, it is thought that 
because of this Raymond did not 
use wet jokes from his act, but in- 
stead talked on "The Funny Side of 


B'waj. SlSt Eraa 1 :1S. 
tlata. Wed. A Sat. 1:15. 




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Brock Pemberton's Productions 

SE'VMiss Lulu Betf 



W. 48 St. Bryant 48. Era. 8:20 
alata. Thura. A Sat 120. 




CI 1 1 TAM w - 46th st - E * fS - 8:3 °- 

rULIUII Main. Wed.. Thura. A Sat. 

6E0. M. COHAN'S 


A CTHD TTTEA.. B'way A 43th. E?ea l:*3. 

AO 1 UI\ Mats. Wed. (Pop.) A Sat IM. 











Clara Kimball Young, the film 
star, arrived in St. Louis late last 
week and departed the same even- 
ing. She did not make any public 
appearances, and it was said at the 
Peacock Film Exchange that Miss 
Young was Just passing through St. 
Louis on her to Tulsa, Okla , from 
Louisville, Ky. Her husband accom- 
panied her. 

"The Kid" played one week at the 
New Grand Central, two at the West 
End Lyric, and is now in its second 
week at the Central, which is a rec- 
ord for St. Louis. 


Are what you would call a panic at 
the Century Theatre Roof. They 
are the greatest handling act in 
show business — bar none. 

BILLY GLA80N says: Save him 
a nice), cool room for the summer at 


31 West 71st Street 


Herbert A. Atwood, former owner 
and proprietor of the Clinton at 
Plattsburgh, died on Sunday, aged 
54, at his home in West Chazy. He 
leaves his mother and a sister. 

Till ETC Cfl Evenings 8:30. Matinees 
IIMLOOU. Thurs. and Sat., 2:30. 


West 42 St. Evenings at 1:15. 
Tup. Vfat*. Wed. and Sat.. 1.15. 


f In the Musical Comedy nit. "LADY BILLY" 


< e 


Mow directs three 
houses in Seattle. 

motion picture 






trols four other houses here, and 
Jacob Weiss and Adolph Diamant, 
retired capitalists, who were for- 
merly in the liquor business. This 
will be the first big house in this 
neighborhood, the nearest being 17 
blocks away. 


Laura Arnold, who has won suc- 
cess both as a dramatic actress and 
musical comedy prima donna, will 
be the new leading woman with the 
Wilkes Players, taking the place of 
Jane Morgan, who is going to Cali- 
fornia. Miss Arnold played the 
leading role in "Nothing But the 
Truth." with William Collier, in 
New York city. She has appeared 
as leading woman with stock com- 
panies in Albany, New Haven and 

H. A. Smith, charged with grand 
larceny for an alleged hold-up in 
front of the Liberty, when Robert 
Cameron and H. C. Robertson, em- 
ployes of the theatre, were relieved 
of a bag containing cancelled the- 
atre tickets, the robber thinking he j 
sad "boon handed the cash, was ac- 
quitted this week by a jury in Judge 
J. T. Ronalds* department of ihe 
Superior Court. 

Cushman Hospital patients, 168 
of them, were entertained Thursday 
night by Flora Haley. Miss Haley 
■ seven years old, but plays like 
*n adult virtuoso. 

Benny Leonard, lightweight cham- 
pion, who fought here a few nights 
ago, paid a visit to the Orphcum 
and was recognized by Eddie Leon- 
ard, who heads the Orpheum bill 
this week. Eddie invited Bennie to 
uome up on the stago and sing. 
Bennie proved that he was game, 
and "almost" put over a number. 

Some houses here are complain- 
ing of lack of business because of 
Lent, while others claim that it has 
never bc»n better. 


Manager Phelps of the Grand 
Opera house (Junior Orpheum) rfj- 

•Crts that business has been above 
normal at this house despite Lent. 

A moving picture house said to 

«ost over K'25.000, With a seating 
capacity of 3,000, is to be built with- 
■ one block of the Union Station 
nere. The enterprise will be con- 
trolled by John Kunsvj. who tro-D- 

P.ovs and girls of St. Louis with 
musical talent who wish to follow 
music as a profession and who are 
without financial means for gratify- 
ing their ambitions will be the bene- 
tfvjarics of. the late John Lambert, 
cigar manufacturer, through a be- 
quest of $3,000 for the encourage- 
ment and aid of such children. 





EMPIRE. — Again dark this week, 
but has the Marcus Show of 1920 
booked in for last three days of next 
week. Judging by stuff brought 
around by the advance man, the 
Marcus Show runs mostly to legs. 
So "hot" is some of the art that the 
pictures left for layout purposes in 
one local newspaper office were 
stolen before they could be used. 

-WIETING.— All the week, tirst 
public presentation of "Making 
Good," the Thomas Mott Osborne 
prison reform propaganda film. The 
Osborne reputation — Tom hails from 
Auburn, near this city — is proving a 
big drawing card at the box office. 

B. F. KEITHS.— Nine acts this 
week, and show running so long 
that it was necessary to advance 
opening 15 minutes after first 
matinee. Father of Irv and Jack 
Kaufman of this city, who appear 
on the bill, was in a front box on 
Monday afternoon, and the beys 
aimed quite a bit of added comedy 
in his direction. 

BASTABLE.— First part, "Follies 
of the Day." Gerard's show is good. 

STRAND.— All the week, "Man- 
Woman — Marriage." Established a 
new box office record on Sunday. 
Forced the box office to shut down 
on sale at intervals to permit the 
house to handle the crowds. 

Bill Hart, movie plainsman, once 
played Ogdensburg in the flesh, it 
was revealed this week when Rob- 
ert S. Algie ran across a bundle of 
old programs. Hart appeared in 
"The New Magdelen" on Nqy. 24, 
1894, at the Ogdensburg Opera 
house. * 

The Richardson, Oswego, will be 
dark for a month. Alterations will 
be made. A new policy will be an- 
nounced when the theatre reopens, 
according to Owner Charles P. Gil- 
more. The house of late has been 
doing well with pictures. 



The Ottawa Cltlsea— 

"GRIFF pleased the Dominion audfencs 
to a high degree, not hecaure he blows 
bubbles, but because of a particularly 
droll species of monologue ho uttters." 

GRIFF gave the following additional 
performances last week, and loved it too; 
Salvation Army Home for Children, St. 
Patrick's Catholic Orphanage. Ottawa 
Protestant Orphanage, Soldiers' Conva- 
lescent Horns, Wounded Soldiers In St. 
Luke's Hospital, and Children's Ward of 
St. Luke's. Six extra shows. 

MORRIS * FEIL Know Where I Am. 


The Ooo bone is on the corner of 
your elbow, and tchen you bump it 
hard it makes you say, "Ooo!" 

P. S. — Other things that make us 
say "Ooo!" are cut weeks, lay-offs, 
four shows a day, and "Vohocs/ 




Week of March 7th, Garrick. Wllmlngtea, 

gagemeht at the Armory theatre, 
Binghamton, on Monday. Peyton's 
local company is practically the 
same as the one which played 
Brooklyn and New York. He also 
hag a company now playing In 
Scranton. Ten-twenty-thirty will 
govern at the daily matinees, Payton 

Maybe Allen Holubar, producer of 
"Man — Woman — Marriage" doesn't 
care about recalling the fact, but 
he was leading man for the Mozart 
Players, a stock company which 
played the Mozart, Elmira, for a 
season 10 years ago. 

Renwick Park, Ithaca, home of 
several motion picture producing 
organizations in years past, will be 
purchased by the city of Ithaca as 
a municipal park. 

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Cayuga Lake I 'ark is to be sold 
under the auctioneers hammer. The 
well-known Central New York re- 
sort of the '90s flourished until 1910, 
when it began to decline. In the 
heydey of its popularity it boasted 
of a summer theatre playing travel- 
ing attractions. It is located in Sen- 
eca county and has been maintained 
by the Geneva, Seneca Falls & Au- 
burn Railroad. 

Corse Payton opened a stock en 

Charles Miller of, New York and 
Paul Schoppell, president of Pan- 
theon Pictures and of Paul Schop- 
pell & Co., brokers, of Chicago, are 
negotiating with the Port Henry 
Chamber of Commerce with a view 
to locating a movie studio there. 
Miller & Schoppell's announced 
plans call for the production of 2f 
pictures a year. 

Closed to the legit, since Feb. 5, 
the Lyceum, Ithaca, will reopen on 
March 12 with David YVarfleld in 
"The Return of Peter Crimm." 

Charles Oibbs, vaudev illian. ap- 
pearing with "The Century Girls- , • 
playing the Temple here last week, 
had a close call when there was a 
Are in the East Onondaga Hotel, 
largely patronized by professionals. 
Oibbg escaped by Improvising a rope 
from his bed sheets and lowering 
himself from a third-story window. 

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Friday, March 4, 1M1 

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lick BrookAeld Elliott Deztar 

iudg* Prentice Winter Halt 

v'lola Campbell Ruth Henlck 

Frank Hardmuth Robert Cain 

i'lay Whipple Bdward Sutherland 

Helen Whipple ** Mary Alden 

Low ElllnK.r Fred Turner 

Mra. Campbell Genevieve lillnn 

Tom Donning Charles West 

Judge Ht-n.l.THon L. M. Welle 

''olonel Bailey ....Clarence Qeldart 

llarrey Jim Black welt 

The William D. Taylor produc- 
tion of Augustus Thomas' play 
presented by Jesse Lasky vU Put*, 
mount Is not an especially happy 
translation from stage to screen. 
It is current this week at the Rialto. 
It is a painstaking effort In adapta- 
tion and as far aa it closely follows 
the spoken play is understandable. 
But when the translator tries to 
interpolate touches of characteristic 
film comedy the effect Is not good. 

The play managed to cover up 
the newspaper exposure of the 
vengeful district attorney by Brook- 
field without going into details, out 
the screen must be very literal 
about it, filming the very news- 
paper text, headline and all. The 
newspaper that printed such an 
item as the one Mr. Taylor shows 
would have its editor in jail in half 
an hour, and the man who wrote 
the headline would have been fired 
"pronto" or sooner. Mr. Thomas 
used to be a practical newspaper 
man in New York. He never would 
have allowed such a faux pas. 
However, that's but a trifling de- 
tail. H 

More serious was the interpolated 
bit of having Lew Ellinger, pre- 
sumably a person of some rank in 
the community and a white man, 
engage in a game of craps with a 
group of darky boy ragamuffins. 
The film people seem to be held in 
no restraint by any laws of proba- 
bilities. The crap incident struck 
someone as a comedy point and 
they went to it without reserve of 
good sense or good taste. 

The story doesn't lend itself to 
picturizatlon anyhow. There is 
too much explaining to do. That 
was a defect in the play. It was 
all argument and not much action 
as It was played on the stage, even 
with all the aids of dialogue. On 
the screen the task of covering the 
abstract subject of "mental tele- 
pathy" upon which the whole talc 
hangs is beyond the power of 
printed titles, be they ever so skil- 
fully devised. It took all the art 
of Thomas, who had dramatic tech- 
nique at his finger ends, to reconcile 
so intangible a theory to stage ex- 

Without the illusion of living, 
speaking actors the screen story is 
not convincing. although the 
players who interpret the screen 
version are uncomonly sincere and 
genuine. Elliott Dexter was es- 
pecially fitted to play the pictur- 
esque gambler, Jack Brookfield. It 
gave him opportunity for portray- 
ing a clear cut, intellectual hero, for 
which he is equipped in appearance, 
and n certain quiet diignity of 

Winter Hall, as Judge Prentice, 
gave the part the touch of distinc- 
tion in Just the right shade of na- 
tural poise and forcefulness. The 
character stood out clearly, the 
actor was concealed. Few screen 
players have the nice judgment to 
get this effect.. Ruth Renick was 
a pretty heroine, therein fulfilling 
her entire obligation. Clay and 
Hardmuth were picked with a sure 
eye. The latter is an unsympa- 
thetic role and Robert Cain drew it 
appropriately. Clay, in the hands 
of Edward Sutherland, was per- 
haps a little too much the imma- 
ture weakling, but probably that 
was the effect aimed at. 

Added to the crap game and the 
newspaper passages, the filming of 
a negro cakewalk scarcely seemed 
to be in the atmosphere of the 
story, given as it was with such 
strong emphasis. Here again the 
director was led astray In his effort 
to injeet comedy interludes in a 
story which should not for a mo- 
ment be permitted to relax in its 
tension. They had much better 
have stuck to the Thomas text. 
That at least had consistent dra- 
matic values, whatever may be said 
for its plausibility, a subject that 
provoked wide debate when it was 
presented more than a decade ago 
on Broadway. In a faultless stage 
presentation the story was not too 
convincing. As a silent drama it 
la doubly hard to swallow. 



Augustus Lewta 8. Stone 

Mary, his wife Myrtle Steadman 

£«■•„ Hurt Raymond Hatton 

DHj.blne, his wife Mabel Julienne Scott 

g™; Gertrude Astor 

Foiling Russ Powetl 

•ire. I 'ol linger. Lydia Yeumans Tkus 

"The Concert" is a Ooldwyn prod- 
uct, last week's feature at the 
Capitol. It is a debased version of 
the stage play of the same name 
done in a dainty spirit of high 
comedy by L,eo Ditrlchstein as I* 
vehicle In the theatre of spoken 
plays, but. here degraded to the 
cheapest sort of stiggestiveness to 
catch the neighborhood "shock 

The scenes are bad enough and 
the coarse displays of undressed 
women worse, but the titles have 
disagreeable quality of 'smart'* 
cynicism that is utterly degrading. 
INobody appears to hare told the 

producer that there are censorship 
measures pending in 36 legislatures 
in the United States. 

A sample of titling in this gem 
(which deals with the attitude of 
the girl who is about to write an 
anonymous letter to an injured 
husband): "None are so moral as 
those who are prevented from be- 
ing immoral." That aweet senti- 
ment la repeated a score of times. 
Spoken on the stage with all the 
pa* liat'ng circumstances of shaded 
voice inflection and gesture these 
things might be endurable, but in 
staricg print they have no excuse. 

The whole thing bears the same 
resemblance to the play as would 
a deft French Innuendo, translated 
into Ninth avenue barroom ver- 
nacular. This la not reading an 
evil meaning into what might have 
been intended as a mere comedy 
entanglement. The man who made 
the picture read the nasty slant 
into the story that could easily have 
been told without offense. That 
bathroom episode proves the pur- 
pose of the whole wretched affair. 
Tho woman had written a note in- 
forming the supposedly wronged 
husband that his wife had fled with 
the musician. 

In the morning she (the writer) 
became frightened at the possible 
consequences of her act, but this 
thought did not strike her until 
she was in her bath tub. And the 
incident is shown with all the 
literalness of a plump young wo- 
man in a bath tub. What the di- 
rector or scenario writer or who- 
ever was responsible for the pic- 
ture wanted was not a scene to 
make clear the essential fact that 
the girl regretted writing the letter. 
What he "/anted was a startling 
revelation of a woman taking a 
bath, and that's what he got with 
all It implies. The intent is the 
whole point. 

It is the same in the scene at the 
log cabin In the woods where the 
musician and the flirtatious wife 
make their rendexvous. The wife 
goes into the bedroom to change her 
clothes. Such a detail might have 
been managed with seemliness, but 
instead the thing is done with a 
wealth of detail and elaboration of 
lingerie that is all to the Polly Hy- 
man. The figures on the screen 
made the situation sizzle sufficient- 
ly, but the leering inference bluntly 
emphasized by those nasty, cross- 
eyed titles were insufferable. • 

It was plenty bad enough to offer 
a picture which degraded practi- 
cally every woman in it without 
adding those printed aggravatiQns. 

The picture is riddled with faulty 
direction. The only man in the 
story drawn as a real human being 
Is a scientist. Imagine a scientist 
who wears a Norfolk jacket and 
belted in the back and wears it in 
his study. Raymond Hatton played 
the part of Dr. Hart. He was sup- 
posed to be a smooth, clever In- 
triguer. The best he succeeded in 
getting over was an Impression of 
being boisterously "fresh." 


Armstrong, secretary of the late 
Captain Larsen. 

Yal dives off the ship into San 
Francisco Bay, gets aboard a fishing 
boat and arrives back in town in 
time to be married. He is a bare- 
foot bridegroom. Subsequently 
Armstrong's duplicity is revealed 
and Hulda, whom Yal believed to be 
double-crossing him, confesses she 
has been made sole heir to the es- 
tate of LarBen. 

The interest in the story la well 
sustained and the narrative well 


Ardita Parnam. Viola Dana 

Toby Moreland Jack Mulhall 

Uncle John Farnaro Bdward Jobaon 

Ivan Nuvkova Edward Cecil 

"The Offshore Pirate" will not be 
set down as one of Viola Dana's 
best, although it is an adaptation of 
a "Saturday Evening Post" story 
written by F. Scott Fitzgerald. The 
director, Dallas M. Fitzgerald, has 
tried to do something with it, but 
the story is too frivously fragile for 
a five-reel production. 

It is one of those hidden identity 
yarns — hero posing as a daring 
criminal in order to win heroine — 
which was done so strikingly well 
in "The Mark of Zorro." There real 
purpose motivated, but here the 
author has only a "cute" piece of 

Miss Dana is pretty and vivacious, 
wears some nice fluffy dresses and 
is stunning in her close-ups. Jack 
Mulhall Is an agreeable hero. 

The director has done well with 
his lightings and composition, but 
the outstanding feature of the film, 
all things considered, is the snappy 
style of title used. These may have 
been used to save the picture, but 
there was not enough solid matter 
Involved to make the attempt rescue 
a worth-while undertaking. 

The best portions of the picture 
are^those where six black aces, first 
introduced as jazz band players, ap- 
pear aboard the yacht of the hero- 
ine and, after some rough battling, 
engage the white sailors in a con- 
test of skill with "Mississippi mar- 
bles." This crap game, in its va- 
riations, is good. *•* 


y a l Will Rogers 

Hulda Mary Warren 

Skole Bert Sprotte 

Armstrong Lionel Belmore 

CaptHin Larsen Charles A. Smlly 

Captain Stahl Nick Cogley 

Annie Doris Pawn 

Will Rogers In the role of a Swede 
sailorman is a long leap from the 
cow range, but he gets away with 
it in splendid style in this Goldwyn 
production, given its first New York 
showing it the Capitol this week. 
The story, written by Peter Clark 
MacFarlane, has real humor in it, 
together with a bit of pathos, and a 
surprise ending. Clarence Badger 
has done a creditable piece of work 
in its direction and, with actual lo- 
cations in Fricso, where the action 
occurs, has been able to provide 
some very interesting shots. 

While Rogers is the star of the 
picture, and all honors are due him, 
the »tu»y actually centers around 
the herone, and Mary Warren, a 
beautiful girl and an unusually In- 
telligent actress, all but Steals it 
away from the comedian. This Is 
no reflection on Rogers, because he 
gets every ounce of value out of his 
part and Is especially effective In 
the close-ups, where his facial ex- 
pressions register strongly. Next to 
Miss Warren the best results at- 
tained by the supporting players 
are those of Bert Sprotte and Doris 
Pawn. The others are simply in the 

The story opens with Yal leaving 
Hulda and sailing for America to 
make his fortune. Later it is 
learned he has sent 'her $1,000 to 
come to him. But five years pass 
and he hears nothing from her. 
Meantime he has found another girl, 
Annie, and opens a delicatessen 
store with savings of $3,000, putting 
her in charge. When he seeks to 
draw it out and invest in a ship she 
laughs at him and, as he lias noth- 
ing to show ho ever had invested in 
the store, it is a dead loss. He be- 
comes mistrustful of women. Then 
one day he sees Hulda on the water- 
front. Between his love for the girl 
and his fear of women's guile he is 
In a quandary. But he surrenders 
to love. Hulda is living at the home 
of Captain Larsen, ship owner, but 
pretends to Yal she is a servant. 
When Yal has saved sufficient 
money to furnish a home they get 
ready to wed. But on his wedding 
eve he is si inghaied by hirelings of 


This is one of three of D. N. 
Schwab productions, made inde- 
pendently, by and with David But- 
ler as the star. It has been sold 
independently throughout the coun- 
try, and in New York is released 
through First National. 

As a Loew's New York audience 
received it, there were evidently 
manifestations of pleasure in its 
more humorous passages, but the 
story is scarcely one of the pictures 
whose material has the require- 
ments of lasting through five reels. 

The plot is adapted from a Sat- 
urday Evening Post story, "Girls 
Don't Gamble Any More." The hero, 
•with a penchant for machinery, 
leaves home, enters the employ of a 
department store as a chauffeur, 
comes in contact with a Cinderella- 
type of maiden, is "framed" by co- 
workers, foils them after they rob 
his ex-employer's department store, 
and receives the blessing of all. 

The direction of Fred J. Butler is 
consistent and gives his namesake 
every opportunity to register. A 
stirring fight scene in the final epi- 
sodes is the most salient point in 
action. The comedy between Harry 
Dodd and Butler In the second and 
third reel registered effectively. 
The cast is not distinguished ex- 
cept for Elinor Field as the demure, 
kitten-like sweetheart, and Elsie 
Bishop in a bit in the first reel. 
Rhea Haines, Alice Knowlton, Mar- 
garet Joslyn, Elrrer Dewey, Rex 
Zane and Jack Cosgrave complete 
the cast. 

A flash is given of "The Restless 
Sex," with a close-up of the title 

and magazine, just why is hard to 

The production in Kg entirety 
does not represent a large invest- 
ment. The photography is excel- 
lent on long shots of rustic scenery. 

A satisfying picture in the neigh- 
borhood houses. SU'ik 


Los Angeles, March 3. 

Hilda Mildred Harris 

S'R'ird CJareth HuKho* 

Andrew Murtin Winter Hall 

Dr. Philip Knvraon itnin.vy Wallace 

2V:<t Marvin »..-..Th«Mn;«n HoMin* 

Bib Liingston tieoige Fiacher 

Baby Richard Hcdrlck 

For more than a year the Louis 
B. Mayer partisans, both salaried 
and otherwise, have been doing ad- 
vance work for "The Woman In 
His House," stating that the pic- 
ture was destined to be one of the 
greatest ever screened. It is the 
current attraction at the Mission 
here and on the night that it was 
reviewed there were any number 
of seats available, hut there was a 
line held out. of doors to give the 
impression that business was a 
turnaway. It wasn't, however, and 
it is doubtful if the picture will ever 
achieve that distinction, but it is 
nevertheless a good production that 
is capable of attracting business 
and entertaining in the first run 
house*. It Is not by the widest 
stretch of the imagination a picture 
that will go in for a run. 

John M. Stahl is credited with 

the directing of the production and 
the story is the work of Frances 
Irene Reels. 

its greatest asset is the work of 
and the sympathy that is attracted 
to Richard Hedrlck, the little kiddie 
about whom the plot of the piece 

Miss Harris plays the role of a 
sea coast maiden who is wooed and 
won by a famous physician. After 
they are wed she becomes "the 
woman in his house,' 1 the doctor 
becoming wrapped up in research 
work. A child is born to them, 
and when it is about four years old 
there is a£ epidemic of infantile 
paralyses. The doctor throws his 
heart and soul into the work of 
fighting the plague, and while 
working on a charity case his 
own child is stricken. On his re- 
turn home he hurries into the sick 
room just as another physician 
pronounces the child dead. 

The wife collapses, and then it 
is discovered that the child still 
lives, although there are Indications 
that it will be a helpless cripple. 
The doctor decides not to inform 
his wife that the little one is alive 
until such time that he has restored 
it to complete health. While he is 
trying to achieve this the wife is 
drifting from him. There is a mu- 
tual friend who steps in at the 
opportune moment and saves her 
from falling victim to the villain, 
and as he has just been appraised 
of the fact that the child is still 
alive, he takes her home and into 
the rooms that have been set aside 
for the little invalid. Here mother 
love achieves what science has 
failed to accomplish and the child 
rises from its chair and walks. 

There is an underlying current 
in the story that seems to shoot 
at a mental science target but 
somehow falls short. At one place 
in the picture there is a reflection 
on the wall that is supposed to 
represent the crucifix, and a mother, 
after making an appeal to the doc- 
tor to save her baby, because she 
knows he is the only one that can 
do it, has her attention directed to 
the cross and she offers a prayer, 
after which the child begins to get 
well. This touch and the later one 
of the crippled child walking both 
•suggest faith healing. 

Miss Harris is doing by far her 
best work of recent pictures in this 
production, but Gareth Hughes, in a 
character role of a crippled half- 
wit, and the kiddle run away with 
the acting honors. Ramsey Wal- 
lace as the husband and Thomas 
Holding as the family friend both 
gave studied performances that 
were acceptable from all angles, 
but George Fischer as the heavy 
did not seem to strike the proper 
note, either in his performance or 
in his manner of dressing the part. 
In a business suit he actually ap- 
peared slovenly, so ill fitting was 
the costume that he affected. There 
are technical touches that are not 
authentic. One showing the main 
dining room of the Hotel Ritz in 
New York, makes It possible to 
see the street and the crowds pass- 
ing there on New Year's eve. If 
that many people ever got over on 
Madison avenue on that night it 
would have to be a fire to attract 
them. By the by, It is also the first 
time that the reviewer ever knew 
that one could see the street from 
the Ritz dining room, and also that 
the hotel management would keep 
the windows uncurtained In such 
manner as they were in the picture. 

But other than that Mr. Stahl 
has done his work real well and 
there are but one or two other 
minor defects that can be easily 
remedied. They are principally 
titles. Fred. " 

wild oats, the low born son who 
was pushed' into a life of crime, but 
both with the inborn germ of right- 
eousness waiting to be brought to 
the surface to grow in the light of 
right living and right seeing. 

The picture shows the old prison 
system with zebra uniforms, lock 
step, its solitary bread and water 
confinement and the nine-tail lash, 
the ball and chain and brutal 
guards. The double cross and coun- 
ter double cross, subterfuge and 
intrigue back of the walls. 

Then the new era, the Osborno 
way. The Mutual Welfare League 
and the honor system, the rebuild- 
ing of life's derelicts, salvaging the 
human wrecks, all in a gripping 

So much for Mr. Osborne's pic- 
ture and his sincerity, but beneath 
it all lies the great question, will it 
serve the purpose a£ its .creation in 
the right way? 

Already many students of crimi- 
nology and punishment are ques- 
tioning whether it will make for 
good. They declare that it is over- 
drawn, that it pictures the ideal, but 
fails to picture results as they work 
out in practice.. Will the picture, 
playing upon the emotions of the 
public, give the right impression or 
build up a false state of mind re- 
garding the nation's penal institu- 
tions? These students admit that 
the Osborne system has worked for 
good in some respect.* and that it 
has its good points, in others it has 
failed. Escapes have been numer- 
ous. The beating of guards, yes, 
even their murder, has grown and 
is growing under the system which 
has tied the hands of prison officials 
to a great extent in dealing with 
cases where strict discipline is the 
only measure, they claim. 

One sub-title of the picture per- 
haps explains the objections of those 
who see possible harm in "Making 
Good" as well as anything. The 
herO, returning to prison to find the 
new system Installed, remarks: 'It 
don't seem like being in prison." 



Syracuse, March 2. 
Created for the purpose of arous- 
ing interest in prison reform, to give 
the underdog a. chance. Thomas 
Mott Osborne, distinguished "re- 
form warden" of Ping Sing and 
commander of Portsmouth Naval 
Prison, has produced a wonderfully 
gripping film story In "Making 

The picture was given a first 
showing in Mr. Osborne's home city, 
Auburn, N. Y., two weeks ago, but 
made its first commercial appear- 
ance in Syracuse for a week's run 
at the Welting, February 28. 

The scenario was written by Basil 
Dicky and produced under the per- 
sonal supervision of Mr. Osborne 
and Pidward H. McManus of the 
staff of Collier s We-ikly. 

Penal institutions, prison life and 
the heart throbs and the emotions 
that surround them have not been 
overlooked by producers. They have 
been woven in many screen dramas, 
but the "reform warden" has really 
given filmdom something new. He 
has drawn upon his years of study 
of prison life, analyzed as warden 
of two great prlaons and as "Tom 
Brown," convict, in giving the out- 
side world not merely an Interesting 
picture, but food for study. 

Filmed for the most part behind 
prison w;ills it is true to life there. 
He has insisted on accuracy of de- 
tail -from his point of view. 

The story deals with two oppo- 
site types, the slum born and one 
bom in the lap of luxury whose 
roads converge at the prison gate— 
and make them equal stone break- 
ers. These characters, too, are true 
to life. They are types that Mr. 
Osborne has learned to know inti- 
mately, the rich man's son sowing 


Jordan McCall William Ru-**ll 

Dr. Luther McCall William Rus**U 

Carol McCall. . , Sk>cna Owen 

"Blister" Horsey Jack Brrimmall 

Thomas Edinburgh Sam D* Gimaae 

Mrs. Edinburgh Ruth King 

This newest William Russell star- 
ring feature (Fox) has him doub- 
ling. This is about the salient point 
to this picture — its acting by Rus- 
sell in widely contrasting parts; 
that of a rector and his twin 
brother, holdup man. The enact- 
ment of the two parts by the same 
man registers greater Interest than 
the exaggerated story furnished by 
Julius O. Furthman. Scott Dunlap 
was director. 

The photoplay belongs to that 
type of picture which has emanated 
from the Fox studios. The fault 
with the preceding pictures is sim- 
ilarly found in "The Cheater Re- 
formed." It is a hurry-up job. No 
great care has been given to detail. 
Sequences in this scenario occur in 
many instances without sufficient 
preparation and here Is an abun- 
dance of Immaterial episodes which 
could easily have been eliminated. 
There is a tendency to clog up the 
action. In titles there are enough 
to make one forget that action is 
essential in pictures. The picture 
as a whole becomes so awkward 
that the characters who start out 
with lifelike semblance become 
vague and phantom like. 

The story could never stand the 
application of reason. Or at any 
rate In Its present form It is barren 
of logic. The rector of a one-man- 
run-town is conveniently killed for 
a twin brother, a crook who steps 
into the shoes of the rector. The 
usurper after an ostensible conval- 
escence finally reaches the point 
where he delivers his first sermon. 
Here t;he author asks his audience 
to believe that the departed brother's 
inspiring influence is sufficient to 
maintain, the place he assumed. 
Moreover it does not occur to the 
authors that the departed rector's 
wife can be taken into the con- 
spiracy as easily as the picture 
would have it. Conveniently no 
mention Is made of this, but the au- 
thors ask the audience to swallow 
too much. The wife goes on believ- 
ing that the twin brother is her 
husband. The picture goes on to 
show the crook's surrender to con- 
science and self-sacrifice, so that 
he exposes the "boss" of the town, 
in return is exposed by the former, 
but is forgiven b\ the community 
as well as b^s slater- 5n- law. 

The acting is not of a high order 
in any case. Seena Owen neither 
in appearance or manner represents 
the appropriate type. A bit handled 
by Jack Brammall hag some good 
points in character work. The 
photography is only fair. The in- 
terior and exterior are fair, but not 
strikingly artistic. Step. 


MftjfXle Wjrllc T , (l , s wiNon 

*! •"! ^."V Conrad Nag.'l 

pav.,1 yl. Fr ^ , funt ,y 

Jam w y ii.. lSuv OJ j T * r 

1 rSPSS. V>,: ,, " !4 Winter Hall 

Sybil Tentarden Lillian Tucker 

( dmtft»M ■!*• Ii. Hri.-re Claim Wi-lHi*fll 

Scotch lawyer Robert Brower 

William De Mille's production of 
Sir James M. Rnrrie's "What Kvery 
Woman Knows." at the Rivoli. at- 
tracted interest by reason of its 
(Continued on page 43) 


Friday, March 4, 1921 





judge Valentine has handed down 
* decision which gives Snits Ed- 
wards and his wife, Eleanor Ed- 
wards, judgment for $2,000 against 
iG. A. Lyster. L. Slmonson and J. 
Johnson, promoters of the Califor- 
nia Photoplay Co., tor services. 
When the company dissolved *he 
jndividuu.s stated that the pla., . rs 
should look to the company for their 
pay, but the courts held that the 
Individuals were responsible. 

Maurice Tourneur is to make his 
luctions at the Ince studios. 

Edward Sutherland, leading man 

>r T. Hayes Hunter in a Dial pro- 

luction. was burned about the legs 

it Thursday by the backfire of an 

fashioned revovler which was 

sing used in a film. 

Jack Pickford. who was reported 

the verge of death late last 

r ednesday as the result of pneu- 

>nia, is on his way to recovery. 

K. B. Griffith, who has been at- 

iding him. states that he will be 

tbout again in about a week or ten 

days. • 

William S. Hart is going to re- 
tire from active picture making for 
about a year. His final production 
under his contract to deliver nine 
to the Famous Player»-Lasky will 
be completed about the middle of 
April. Five of the productions have 
been released, and Hart figures that 
the four that he has completed, in 
addition to these, will keep him in 
the public eye while he is resting. 

The Pacific Coast Film Co.. with 
I John J. Hayes at the head, have 

started work on a scries of George 
- Ovey comedies at the Kssanay 


"NVatterson Rothacker has arrived 
here with Wm. A. Johnson, Charles 
E. Pain and J. 1). Williams. Roih- 
acker is to open a coast film print- 
ing plant. 

The Oakley Super-Quality Pro- 
ductions are now located at 931 
South Grand avenue. 

Jack Mulhall has been reengaged 
as loading man for the next Bebe 
Daniels Realart picture. 

signed to write for Realart stars, 
arriving here yesterday. 

The Western Motion Picture Ad- 
vertisers held their second meet- 
ing last week and were addressed 
by William 8. Smith of the Produ- 
cers' Association. 

Doug Fairbanks and Mary Pick- 
ford have been grieving over the 
fact that Coppet, Doug's police dog, 
was run down and severely injured 
by an automobile a week ago. The 
dog was presented to Doug by 
Henry P. Davison, New York finan- 

Clara Kimball Young, who has 
been making a personal appearance 
tour through the south, is due back 
m Los Angeles. She will imme- 

diately start work on a new pic- 
ture written by Sada Cowan. 

Viola, Dana arrived from New 
York yesterday. She brought with 
her Mayme Krasne, the winner of a 
popularity contest in Omaha, Neb. 

Shirley Mason, the Fox star, has 
returned to work, having fully re- 
covered from her recent illness. 

"The Four Horsemen" is to open 
at the Mission theatre on Monday 
for a run. "Polly With a Past" is 
the current attraction at the house 
for one week. 

Frank J. Zimmerer has been ap- 
pointed art director for the Ambas- 
sador and Kinema theatres, working 
in association with S. Barret Mc- 

Bill Keefe is claiming a record 
for the Kern company. He says it 
is the only producing organization 
in all of Los Angeles that does not 
have a pair of puttees on the lot. 
If it's true it must be a record. 

Gosh, 'taln't done at all in these 
parts, 'cause puttees make hits with 

SJSJSJ i — — i 

Alec B. Francis, who has just 
been signed by Famous for the 
Elinor Glyn picture, is on the sick 
list threatened with pneumonia. 

Roy Stewart has been engaged as 
leading man for Katheiine Mac- 

Five Universal directors have 
started work on as many produc- 
tions during the last few days. 
Jacques Jaccard is working on "Re- 
nunciation," a Peter B. Kayne 
story, Tod Browning on "Fanny 
Herself," an Edna Ferher yarn; 
Harry B. Harris on "The Man 
Tamer." in which Gladys Walton is 
starred; Fred LeRoy Granville on 
a new story, and Rollin Sturgeon 
on the old melodrama "Human 

Norman Dawn is directing Eva 
Novak in "The Evil Half," an 
Alaskan story, the company being 
located in Northern Canada. In 

the cast are Herbert Hayes, Percy 
Challenger, Starke Patterson, Bar* 
bara Tennant, William Eagle Eye* 
Clyde Tracy and Millie Impolito. 

Edith Roberts has started work 
at the U. on "The Opened Shutters" 
under the direction of William 
Worthlngton. The cast includes 
Edward Burns. Joe Swickard, Mai 
Wells, Joe Singleton, Clark Corn- 
stock, Charles Cleary, Floyd Brown, 
Nola Luxford, Andy Waldron and 
Lorraine Wieler. 

Lee Kolmer is directing twd 
reelers at the U. 


In his next picture, in which : • 
will be presented by Arthur S. Kantf 
through First National release* 
Charles Ray makes his debut as a 
director. In assuming this role Ray 
is satisfying a long-cherished am* 

Mr. I lane has received word from 
Ray that the actor has decide ' to 
pos' 3ne his New York visit until 
next Dcl ..wber. 

Tom Forman. the director, and 
Thomas Meighan are to go to New- 
York in a few weeks to work on 
the screen version of "Cappy Ricks" 
at the Eastern Famous Players- 
Laaky studios. 

The Warner Brothers have taken 
over the former Jesse Hampton 
studios on Santa Monica boulevard, 
where the Special Pictures Produc- 
tions held forth until recently. 

"False Colors," the latest Pris- 
cilla Dean production, has been 
completed and Stuart Paton, who 
directed it, is completing the cut- 
ting. * 

Neal Hart and Webster Cullison 
have been in San Francisco shoot- 
ing water front stun* for the Pin- 
nacle production, "God's Gold," in 
which Hart is starring. 

Lillian Rich is playing opposite 
Frank Mayo in the U production, 
"The Truant." 

Mary Thurman and Monte Blue 
have been signed by Allan Dwan for 
the Saturday Evening Post story, 
"Johnny Cucabod," which he is 
making for the A. P. Mary Jane 
Irving, Lizette Thorne, Arthur Mil- 
lett and Martha Mattox are also in 
the cast. 

Sessue Hayakawa has started 
*ork at the Robinson-Cole stu- 
dios on "The Swan." 

William A. Brady is here to speak 
on the anti-blue law program. The 
M. P. Producers of Southern Cali- 
fornia have arranged a luncheon 
Party for him. 

Karl Kenton, Mack Bennett di- 
rector, has resigned. He had been 
with Bennett for a number of years. 

-~. Irv :1 Cobb has Mien tOfUired hv 
Irving Lesser to title "Peck's Bad 
»oy." in which Jackie Coopan is 
starred. The Cobb stipend for the 
JOD Is $1,200, picked up on the side 
while he was here on his lecture 

Tod Prownintf's contract with the 
i-nivorsal has only a few more 
gpntns to run, and he lias already 
"»«> i 1; , if a dozen offers from pro- 
ducing companies for his services. 

hv Cl i rm< ' Mvors is to b« dieted 

•Lui . " K Baggot ln hvv ,,,xl story 
*nich i 

With M 

8 entitled "For Thou Art 

Charles Conklln, the well known 
?,, nelt comedian, has started pro- 
ducing two -reel comedies on his 
jwn. \i ay cummings and Max 
A«ner are with his organization. 















vey O'Higgins has been 

You all know what JOE HORWITZ did with "MICKEY:* Now see what he does wttR 







Then Wait— FOR THE BIG SURPRISE FINISH— and you will admit that 

"DOLLARS AND DESTINY" is the greatest picture ever shown in thi* 








Columbia Theatre Building, 47th St. and 7th Ave., New York City 

Room 501 

Phone Bryant 4242 

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Friday, March 4, 1921 


Reported Oscar Price Has 
Been Called to Coast 

Los Angeles, March 2. 

Affirmations and denials galore 
continue to be circulated concerning 
the report that Al. Lichtman is to 
assume charge of distribution of the 
Associated Producers. 

The latest rumor in the affirma- 
tive line is that Oscar Price, who 
Is chairman of the Board of Direc- 
tors, has been asked by wire to come 
to the coast and approve the Lieht- 
xnan deal. 

Lichtman's deal, if it Is consum- 
mated, is for him to become a part- 
ner in the distributing end, not only 
on a percentage of profits, but also 
as a stockholder, with absolute 
authority to handle all distribution 
matters without interference. If at 
any time the producers become dis- 
satisfied with Lichtman's methods 
the controversy would be submitted 
to a member of the Los Angeles 
Chamber of Commerce appointed by 
the producers, a man occupying a 
similar position in New Yonk and 
the two to select a third Chamber 
of Commerce man in Chicago, whore 
the hearing is to be held. 


At the New York offices of Asso- 
ciated Producers it was admitted 
Oscar Price was shortly leaving for 
the coast. 


Los Angeles, 3. ' 
A new rule regarding work on lo- 
cation has been promulgated it the 
Fox west coast studios. All loca- 
tions selected for picturing must be 
within 30 miles of the studios. 

This order make it possible for 
the companies to return to the stu- 
dio each night and thus does away 
with the expense of boarding and 
lodging the players on location by 
the company. 

Official Finds Quality of Pic- 
tures Improving. 

Boston, March 2. 

The fight before the committee 
J hearing arguments on bills tt- place 
! the censoring of motion pictures in 
this State in care of the Commis- 
sions of Public Safety is on again. 
Representatives of women's lubs 
appeared btforo the committee in 
favor of the bill, as did several 
clergymen and individuals 

Much talk was made about the 
recent censoring of the film "Way 
Down East" in Quebec, but Judge 
J. Albert Brackett. who appeared 
for the opponents of the bill, said 
that the censoring was for "r liiious 
reasons only." 

John M. Casey, Boston's censer, 
said the bill would not bring de- 
sire., results. He stated that he cuts 
from &00 to 1.000 ft t ol film a week 
out of five to ten plays, each of 
which may run from 1.000 to several 
thousand feet in length. Films ~re 
improving, he claimed. 

Other opponents heard were Miss 
Mary June, president of the Bosto* 
Telephones Operators' Union; Th*d 
C. Burrows, president of thelMovincr 
Picture Operators' Union, and 
Mayor Creamer of Lyi n. 

The committee took the bill* 
under advis?n.ent. 

nouncement that the Washington 
Theatre, Chester'! newest picture 
house, has been bought by e 
Stanley Company of Chester. 

The Washington Theatre, whic) 
I.« located on Market street, right in 
the heart of the business sectlor. 
aud has a frontage of 150 feet and l 
depth of about 75 feet, opened about 
six months ago under the manage- 
ment of Edward Margolin and part- 
ners, a Chester company. 

Tohr. J. McQurk, a vice-president 
of the Stanley Company of Air. jrica. 
is president cf the totanley Com. my 
of Chester, which has taken over the 
Washington. The house will be 
booked by the Stanley company, 
running photoplays only, as before. 
The new management took hold this 


Circuit Acquires Washington, Ne./ 
Chester House. 

Philadelphia. March 2. 

The Stanley people have ta'nn 
over another big picture house in 
this vicinity to add to their length- 
ening string. 

This fact is contained in the an- 


Walthall Sees Advantage to the 

Kansas City, March 2. 

Henry B. Walthall, appearing at 
the Grand this week in his new 
comedy drama, "Taken In," will re- 
turn to the coast in the early sum- 
mer to make four new films, for 
which he Is under contract. 

The stars of proven drawing 
powers, he thinks, have nothing to 
fear regarding the talk of cutting 

of salaries. He thinks the closing 
of many studios is caused by the 
uneasiness of the producers, who 
fear the exhibitors maj get the up- 
per hand and dictate whnt they wil 
pay for films as there i") :.:.,:. y 
pictures now being offer ad t'i?t an 
exhibitor can practically l.ko hij 
choice, and with an ovei-piouucuui 
could name the price. 


Up-State Club Women and Min- 
isters Demand Clean- Up. 

Syracuse, March 2. 

The picture reform movement 
struck Syracuse today. The Syra- 
cuse Women's Congress and the 
Federation of Women's Clubs will 
hold a joint session March 10 at 
which the demands for a "clean-up' 
will be made. The police chief. 
Aldermen and representatives ot th* 
churches and civic organizations 
have, been asked to attend. The 
State censorship will be discussed. 

In Utica. near here, the Minis- 
terial Association Is going to try 
to clean up the local picture houses, 
a committee of seven pastors hav- 
i r *r been named to confer with ex- 
hibitor:*, co-operating with anothei 
committee to bo uy\ inted from tin 
laymen of the city anu surrounding 
towns. The association has singlet' 
>ut "Madonnas end Men" as an ex- 
ample of the stuff it wants to stop. 


Rosemore Amusement Co., Brook- 
lyn, capital $20,000. Directors: P. 
and 11. .1. Rosenson, M. Hearst, 15S 
Bayard street. 

Kazoo Co., Buffalo, manufacturing 

musical novelties; capital $. r >0,l>00. 

Directors: Al. J. Ifclntyre, O. C. and 

E. (J. Sorg. Huffalo. 

Brighton Beach Sporting Club, 

Brooklyn, capital $LO,000. Direct- 
ors: B. C. llallam, T. J. and J. 10. 
Molloy, 558 "First street. 

Polish Amusement Corp., capital 
$110,000. Directors: I. 1\ Morris, C. 
Auerbach, M. H. Lewis, in Broad- 

Aycie Pictures Corp, capital 
$0,000. Directors: A. A. Corn, L, 
Lewis, B. H. Bernstein, 1470 Broad- 

Patchogue Amusement Corp., 
Patchogue, capital $200,000. Direct- 

MacAdams Pictures active capi- 
tal, $352,000; directors, ft H. Wat- 
son. T. II. draydon. M. Mae Adams, 

Hotel Woodward, 

ors: O. Nielson, II. O. Weehsler, 
W. O. GilUs. 145 West 45th street. 

Fleck Bros., musical agency: 
capital $5,000. Directors: A.. H. D. 
and D. P. Fleck, 160 West 122d 

Dissolution — V. S. 
Co., Brooklyn. 

Name Change — Klaw 
Const. Co: to New 
Realty Corp. 

Mission Theatre Co., capital 
$3,000,000. Directors: T. L, Croteau, 
M. A. Bruce. S. E. Dill. Wilmington. 


& Erlanger 


Modern Yiddish Theatre Co. Tr-e,; 
liabilities, $15,000; assets. $5,000. 






Violent Division on "Inside of the 

Kansas City, March 2. 
"The Inside of the Cup," now 
showing at the Newman theatre, has 
caused more discussion and re- 
ceived more newspaper space than 
any picture presented here in years. 
It all started after a private show- 
ing given for a party of ministers. 
Dr. Aked. of the First Congrega- 
tional Church, took exception to it 

and denounced it in scathing terms, 
declaring that it should not be 

shown land that Manager Newman 
would be making a popular move to 
cancel the showing. 

Other ministers took the opposite 
side of the question and defended 
the film and its story, agreeing that 
while the picture is a bold denun- 
ciation of evil masquerading under 
cover of religion, it Is by no means 
an indlscriminating assault against 
the Church, although it is true that 
it mercilessly exposes hypocrisy in 
high places. 

In addition to 'the ministers, the 
members of the Athenaeum and 
other civic bodies who are active 
In the movement for a more severe 
censorship have viewed the picture 
and have decided that it measures 
up to their idea of a "Perfect 

Turning Film Into Gold 

The ancient Phrygian King was reputed to be so 
gifted of the Gods that everything he touched was 
turned into gold. 

It takes only sound business judgment to do that 
today. Exhibitors with a keen sense of showmanship 
are turning film to geld every day by playing 

The Big 5 Productions 

They are doing it with "Passion* 9 
They are doing it with "The Kid." 


They are doing it with "Man — Woman — Marriage. 
They are doing it with "Sowing the Wind." 
They'll do it with "The Oath" as soon as released. 


Play the Big Five Productions 

A Grand Picture Season 


Five Powerful Reascms Wky 


There'll Be a Franchise Everywhere 


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iporter Cromelin Files Brief in Congress Against 
Eastman Agent's Appeal for Protection from 

Foreign Competition. ' 


>aul H. Cromelin, president of the 
.-Ocean Film Corp., has sub- 
iltted to the Honorable Joseph W. 
ordney, chairman oX the House 
Committee on Ways and Means in 
Tashhgton, a statement protest- 
against the imposition of an ad 
lorem import duty of 30 per cent. 
. "raw stock." 

This is in opposition to the pro- 
sal of Jules EL Brulatour, who ap- 
_red before the committee Feb. 10 
d made a plea for an import tax 
1 raw stock. 

Brulatour stated that, although 

^scheduled to speak on behalf of 

wtman Kodak Co., he appeared 


According to Mr. Cromelin's 
_tement, seven years ago Eastman 
Kodak Co. controlled 95 per cent, of 
the raw stock sold in the United 
States. He adds: "It is only when 
the distributor of man raw 
stock comes before a committee of 
Congress asking to be saved from 
the terrible onslaught of possible 
future competition, that we get in- 
dignant and feel impelled to make a 
plain statement of the true position. 
"Such attempts as have been 
made by any concern to break into 
the Eautman monopoly in the United 
States by manufacturing in this 
country in competition have made 
.very little progress. There are 
three other companies organized In 
this country in-recent years and who 
are now endeavoring to make a sat- 
isfactory raw stock, but the sum 
total of their output is so small as 
;to be practically negligible. It is 
estimated that upward of 650,000 
'feet of motion picture film is used in 
•the United States annually, of 
irhlch, while figures are not avail- 
able, it is pretty safe to estimate 
hat 85 to 90 per cent, is thse prod- 
ct of the Eastman company. - 
"Heretofore such raw stock as 
was made by others was not con- 
sidered In the class of Eastman film. 
That which is imported from France 
t>y Pathe (their own manufacture) 
Is used almost entirely to print * ' 
this country such pictures as the 
American Pathe Company distribute 

"The Gavaert Company of Ant- 
werp has, however, in recent years 
developed a film which under very 
carefully conducted tests seems to 
be equal if not superior to East- 
man's. Various producers of mo- 
tion pictures and laboratories, 
where motion pictures are printed 
have been using a portion of Ga- 
vaert stock as well as Eastman, 
and it now looks a-3 if this material, 
Unless it is prevented from coming 
In because of tariff restrictions, may 
prove a real source of supply, inde- 
pendent from Eastman. It was sug- 
gested that because of cheaper labor 
In Belgium, the raw stock could be 
made there and sold here so much 
more cheaply, that a duty should be 
placed upon it to protect the Amer- 
ican producer (Eastman)." 

Filed with Mr. Cromelin's protest 
Is a letter from the Gavaert Co. of 
America, Inc., importers of raw 
stock, which is in part as follows: 
"In response to your inquiry con- 
cerning the material which enters 
into the manufacture of raw stock 
made by the Gavaert Company for 
which we have the sale in this coun- 
try, I confirm the statement which 
[ made to you personally that the 
base material (celluloid), the most 
Important item entering into the 
manufacture of motion picture raw 
,v.'t.9rA> i* ceUulold whteb the Gavaert 
Company purchases in the United 
States and sends to Belgium for the 
purpose of having if treated chem- 
ically and thus converted into mo- 
tion picture film by a sensitizing 
Process. The cost of this celluloid 
base is more than two-thirds tho 
cost of th<> Him. The Gavaert Com- 
pany thus in soiling its finished 
Product in tho United States is han- 
dicapped to the extent that it lias to 
buy this l»ase celluloid in America 
Pay the freight to Antwerp and 
then pay the freight back to the 
Ignited States in order to sell 
competition hero." 

rected by William de Mille, and 
proved itself delightful for the many 
ingredients of Barrieism which it 
disclosed in text and denouement. 
It follows the stage play closely. 

It is likely that a younger genera- 
tion will see "What Every Woman 
Knows" as a picture, although there 
will be a sprinkling — plentiful at 
that— of those who remember the 
legitimate version of the play. The 
distinct feature of the picture is that 
although it is based on a great play 
it stands up as a picture regardless 
of its stage fame. Unlike "The Ad- 
mirable Crichton," Barries "What 
Every Woman Knows" has no twist- 
ed continuitv o~ n remake into 

ro^cttailXB ' modern." Barrie in this 
ture is undiluted Barrie. 
U :t M used freely and with <1H- 
.1 tioQ. . ( n«l in not a single Instance 
ta it misapplied, it retains, there- 
fore, a great deal of hs original fla- 
vor, and that is very satisfactory. 

"What Every Woman Knows" 
finds a new starring combination in 
Conrad Xagel and Lois Wilson 
They are capital in their roles, and 
it is difficult to assign the major 
ptjrt of the credit to either one. It 
seems that both are in the fore- 
ground with equal number of oppor- 
tunities, and both take advantage of 
skillful direction. It is all character 
work, and the Maggie of Miss Wil- 
son stands out boldly for its repres- 
sion and modesty to the pomposity 
of John Shand, played by Nagel 
Thfre is, in fact, so much that is 
delightful in their performance that 
when an element of shallowness in 
the work of the supporting cast as- 
serts itself the duo (Nagel -Wilson) 
immediately lift the tempo. 

A singular fact about this picture 
from the standpoint of continuity 
asserts itself in the instance that 
there are no big climaxes to be reg- 

Olga Printzlau is the continuity 
writer on this occasion. The open- 
ing scenes depicting John Shand 
prior to his surreptitious entrance 
into the Wiley household could 
easily have been enacted with 
greater emphasis. A note of sus- 

pense, it seems, could have been 

In casting Mr. De Mille (assuming 
that he did cast) does not select his 
character for their true import and 
relationship to English society. In 
the case of Miss Tucker as Sybil 
better judgment might have been 
exercised. A type more distinct 
than hers was essential, it seems, to 
convey the reason for Shand's folly 
The three Wylies, played respective- 
ly by Messrs. Ogle, Huntly and Oli- 
ver, were in substantial hands. 

The art direction of Wilferd 
Buckland shows the latter's skill in 
maintaining unity of purpose in 
staging the piece and giving it the 
appropriate atmosphere. The pho- 
tography is of a high order and the 
lighting effects are on an equal 
plane. The production is not ex- 
pensive. It is a striking instance of 
absence of lavishness where it is 
unessential. The story in this case 
speaks volumes, the background is 
secondary, and the total absence of 
pretentiousness Is one of the most 
welcome things in it. 

What does every woman know? 
As Barrie proves it, every woman 
knows her husband's true capacity 
That is her little joke — or "our." as 
she declares — but she is artful about 
not letting him (her husband) know 
that she knows so much. 

The Bivoli audience applauded the 
picture at its conclusion, in proof of 
its excellent qualities to please. 



Policewoman to Handio 

vies in Mt. 

Mt. Vernon, N. Y.. March 2. 

As a result of a suggestion mado 
by Police Commissioner Wynne to 
Mayor Kincaid. a matroi. is to be 
employed by all local theatres to 
serve at the houses jn non- school 
days. The: r will be designated, jpon 
employment, as special policewomen 
by. the. .commissioner and will he 
clothed with full power to eject any 
youthful disturbers. 

The matrons will be in attendance 
on Saturdays, Sundays and holidays 
in vinter and every day during the 

This is one of the features that 
developed at a conference held in 
the office of the mayor at which 
were present, besides the police 
commissioner and mayor, Fire Cora* 
missioner Havey, Manager Mc- 
Cormack of Proctor's, Manager 
Hughes of the Westchester, Mana- 
ger Weinberg of the Playhouse, and 
Manager Bloom of the Lyric. Sev-" 
eral aldermen were also in atten- 

King and Florence Vedor are en 
route from Los Angeles to New 



'Continued from Page 40) 
having b«eo one of the truly great 
V* w productions which Maudo 
A «*ms made famous. 
« is one of the best pictures dl- 


One of the Finest Pictures 

of the Season 


HOSE who were familiar with the charm of Barrie and the 
skill of William DeMille knew in advance that "What 
Every Woman Knows" would be a winner. 

Because the stage play was one of the most delightful ever 
written — 

Because William DeMille of all directors is admirably fitted 
to realize Barrie on the screen — 


Because the cast, headed by Conrad Nagel and Lois Wil- 
son was one of the most perfect ever selected. 

And its reception in New York has justified all that was 

The critics say: 

"It surpasses anything done before 
by Mr. DeMille. It is one of the sea- 
son's best pictures. It breathes of 
human nature and life as we see it." 

New York World. 

"Well worth seeing. There is not 
a weak spot in the cast." 

Evening Mail. 

"The picturization is just as con- 
vincing as the stage play." 

New York Sun. 


One of the finest pictures of the 
season, just as the play was one of 
the finest of the stage." 

Evening Telegram. 



William Demille's 

Production of 

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Sir James M. Barrie's play 

■ . ■ . ... ...... ■ . . _ . .-..-. ._ . 

"What Every Woman Knows" 

With Conrad Nagel and Lois Wilson 

Scenario by Olga Printzlau 


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Friday, March 4. 1981 






Refusing to Enjoin Showing of Picture at Strand, 
Brooklyn, Judge Holds Famous, in "Zone" 
Clause, Guarantees Nothing to Olympic. 

A suit brought by the Olympic, I character of the theatre, the scale of 
Brooklyn, against Famous Playera- prices, and the class of patronage. 

*Laaky for an Injunction to restrain 
the Strand, Brooklyn, from exhibit- 
ing "The Inside of the Cup," in- 
volves a novel "first run" contro- 
versy. The term "zone," aa it af- 
fects the ordinary motion picture 
contract between exhibitor and pro- 
ducer Is clarified in the court's opin- 
ion in refusing the order applied for. 

The Strand management said it 
••Innocently" entered into a contract 
with Famous for the presentation of 
the picture week Feb. 20. The Olym- 
pic manager alleged he also held a 
contract for a first showing of the 
same picture. The affidavits fur- 
ther stipulate on behalf of the Strand 
that it extensively advertised the 
fact that it would show the picture 
at a certain date and at an expense 
to the theatre of a; proximately 
$1,500. It alleges that the Strand 
employs 96 people, and the weekly 
operating expense is approximately 

•"This defendant knew nothing of 
the alleged contract referred to by 
the plaintiff, and this defendant is 
now unfortunately in the position of 
an innocent third party who has the 
right to present the picture 'The In- 
side of .the Cup/ at its theatre; has 
advertised it; and will be without a 
picture for its week's performance 
if this injunction is granted," the 
papers in the case recite. 

"It appears from the moving pa- 
pers that no date has ;is yet been 
agreed upon by the plaintiff, upon 
which to present the picture, so 
that, so far as the plaintiff is con- 
cerned, it has "bookin's" or pictures 
to be presented, during* the follo'w- 
ing week, and did not intend to 
present, nor has it contracted to 
present 'The Inside of the Cup,' 
during the coming week (Feb. 20). 

Justice Kelby's opinion reads: 
"The success of the plaintiff upon 
the trial will depencPupon establish- 
ing that under his contract with the 
defendant Famous Players-Lasky 
Corporation, he had the right to the 
first run of the picture and that the 
Strand theatre is in the same com- 
munity or 'zone' as his theatre, the 
Olympic. Both these matters are 
put in issue upon this action, and 
upon the question of the zone 
there is a very hard and direct con- 
llict. The contract itself does not 
fix any zone, or define the meaning 
of zone. The word apparently Is 
printed in the contract as if it were 
the equivalent of 'community. 1 
Lexicographically it la not SU< h. 
Community is a term of social or 
political organisation, while zone Is 
a term of physical or geographical 
division. The' conjunction of the 
two words indicate that they were 
not used in their strict meanings, 
and makes' it a question of fact as 
to the meaning in which they were 

"Plaintiff sccma to contend th at 
the 'zone* is principally determin- 
able by the considerations of neigh- 
borhood, while defendants contend 
that it is a matter of rigid boun- 
daries or conditions, but to be vari- 
ously fixed in various contracts, r 
consideration of the particular type 
of entertainment or picture, the 

I do not think that the plaintiff has 
established his claim with the cer- 
tainty requisite for a temporary in- 
junction so immediately effective 
and so directly damaging to the 
Strand theatre as this temporary in- 
junction would be. Nor do I think 
that plaintiff's damages in the event 
of his final success are incapable 
of ascertainment (see Levison vs. 
Oes. 98 Misc. 260). 

"We have, therefore, a situation 
where the contract sought to be en- 
forced by a temporary injunction is 
itsolf indefinite and uncertain in 
meaning; where there is a direct 
conflict of fact between the parties 
as to the correct meaning and a 
hopeless contradiction of fact as to 
alleged statements said to haye been 
made by the general manager of Fa- 
mous Players Corporation, and 
where the balance of damage or in- 
convenience consequent upon the 
temporary injunction will ap- 
parently be most heavily against the 
defendant, Mark Strand, inc., which 
is shown by the papers to be en- 
tirely innocent of any wrongdoing. 
Under these circumstances a tem- 
porary injunction should not issue." 
Dittenhoever & Fishel. attorneys 
for Famous Players, made the point 
that if an injunction should be 
granted, it would compel Famous to 
break its contract with this defend- 
ont, "In other words, if the in- 
junction were granted to enforce 
Famous to comply with the contract 
with the plaintiff, the same injunc- 
tion would thereby enforce Famous 
to break its contract with the de- 


Realart't "Outside Woman" Silent 
on Identity. 

Realart is releasing a feature 
calhd "The Outside Woman," from 
a play by Philip P.artholomae called 
"All Night Long* The director's 
name is omitted from the picture 
and also r.o mention Is made of it 
in the press book. There is a sub- 
current report it was made by Cecil 
DeMille. Wanda J law ley plays the 

It is understood Famous Players 
is turnipg over a 10-reel English 
production to Itealart, to he released 
as a special. 


Kansas City, March 2. 

The three women who make up 
the Kansas? s*:ite hoard of motion 
picture censors are up against a 
new problem Which has them guess- 
ing. When William A. Iirady at- 
tended one of their sessions last 
week, a camera man was present 
and "shot" them as they bid the 
movie magnate farewell. 

The print shows the three ladies 
shaking hands with Mr. IJrady and 
talking and Brady laughing with 
them as he left lh*'ir building, The 
film has been sent hack for the 
hoard's approval before being shown 
in Kansas as part of a news weekly. 
The board has viewed the film sev- 
eral times. 


^Tho Famous Novel and Play by Archibald Clavenng Gunter 
is shortly to be released as a feature film. 
Mr. Gunter's equally famous comedy 


fco successfully played by the late Richard Mansfield fur SO 

many seasons, and 

The First of The English 

Which is probably the greatest navel A. C. GuntCT ever wrote. 

is also available for picturization. 

F<»r details, address 


-East Moriches, N. Y. 

Court Refuses Injunction 
Against Sunrise Pictures. 

Judge Augustus N. Hand in the 
U. S. District Court at New York 
this week handed down a decision 
refusing to enjoin the Sunrise Pic- 
tures Corporation from making "At 
the Mercy of Tiberius" Into a mo- 
tion picture. The application for 
injunction was made by Isaac Sil- 
verman, who claimed to have pur- 
chased the rights to the book from 
the heirs of Augusta M. Evans, the 

In the consideration of the case 
the argument was introduced that 
Silverman's rights stood because the 
next of kin of Mrs. Evans, after the 
discharge of Jhe executors of the 
estate, had made formal application 
for renewal of the copyright on the 
book, which expired Oct. 12, 1915. 
The bill of sale was executed last 

The Silverman argument was 
what defeated him, because Judge 
Hand, in his opinion, cited the law 
of copyright, which specifically de- 
clares that application for renewal 
of a copyright must be made by the 
executors of the estate, while the 
next of kin are without authority to 
make the application. 

"At the Mercy of Tiberius** was 
published in 1887 and is a powerful 
romantic story. 

Viola Dana la the picture •'The Offshore Pirate" la as delightful a* 
ever, with her cute mannerisms. la a simple evening frock of pink crepe 
de chine she looked sweet. The gown has a petal skirt, plain bodloe and 
tiny sleeves, while at the side of her bobbed looks the wears a small 
bow, giving her a quaint appearance. A dainty dress was of white net 
that practically comes to ruin in the picture when Miss Dana dives Into 
the water to save the man she loves. 

For the scene at the auto races Miss Dana wors blue serg^e heavily 
outlined in Jet beads, with the hat of black satin, turned up brim, a 
huge rosette resting In front. Charming indeed was a chiffon gown with 
its tight fitting bodice and very full skirt. It was finished off at the 
waist by a sash of flowered ribbon that ended in a huge bow at th* 
side. The hat, which was turban shape and most becoming, was made 
of the same material. In a bathing suit of black taffeta Miss Dana 
made an attractive figure, and proved herself quite an Annette Kellerman 
in the water. 

Kaufman Sells Out. 

Al. Kaufman has sold his interest 
In the Allan Holubar special pro- 
duction, "Man, Woman, Marriage," 
which is to be released by First Na- 

Holubar owns a one-half interest 
In the production, and those asso- 
ciated with Kaufman and Holubar 
in the production are Joseph M. 
Schenck and First National, who 
are believed to have taken over the 
Kaufman holdings, returning to him 
his original investment. 

In the picture "The Cheater Reformed" William Russell plays a dual 
role, that of twin brothers, one a parson, the other a notorious crook 
(quite a difference) who, when the parson is killed in a train wreck, 
takes his place. It appears easy sailing until he is confronted with the 
fact that he has a wife, played by Seena Owen. Of course love comes 
to both and she promises to wait for him while he goes out into the 
world tc make good. 

Miss Owen wore a beautiful evening gown of black sequins, slightly 
draped to the figure, with black satin forming loops at the side, which 
also formed the long train. Over this was worn a wrap of dark velvet 
made quite full with the deep collar of marten fur. 

A negligee of pale pink flowing chiffon had good lines with its square 
neck outlined in shadow lace. For an afternoon frock Miss Owen's 
choice was black satin, the skirt falling into pleats while the front of 
the bodice was stitched in white silk. The back was perfectly plain. 

The picture "Girls Don't Gamble" has nothing to de with cards, as 
one might suppese from its title, but deals with girls choosing their 
"better half," marriage being just a gamble. Elinor Field is pretty as 
one of the "gamblers," while David Butler is very amusing as the stake. 
For her first evening out with her beau, Miss Field wore a summer affair 
of flowered voile, with a large hat of organdie. A dress of check taffeta 
was becoming with a white lawn fiehu draping the bodice. At the finish 
of the picture one y-ees Miss Field in sport attire, with the pleated skirt 
of white cloth, worn with a black Knitted sweater and sailor shape nat, 

Kathleen Norris Signed 


Kathleen Norris has been signed 
by Goldwyn to write original scena- 
rios; also to contribute her other 
work for plcturizat'on. Several of 
Mrs. Norris' novels have been plc- 

Goldw.n's "Poor Relation" 

Goldwyn has secured the picture 
rights to Edward E. Kidder s "A 
Poor Relation." in which the lat» 
Sol Smith Russell starred for a 
great many years. It will be used 
as a vehicle for Will Roger \ 



A Perfect Crim 

h Co#nedy-Drama/rom the 
Saturday Evening Post story 


Personally directed by Mr DWAN 

In a recent cawass conducted by one of the largest producer- 
distributor organizations, 1700 exhibitors declared their patrons 
showed the strongest liking for «wift moving comedy-dramas. 
All the motion picture trade journals are unanimous in their ap- 
proval of "A Perfect Crime.** 

MOTION PICTURE NEWS: ■ 'A Perfect Crime* has romance, hu. 
mor, pathos, and Allan Dwan keeps his story moving swiftly." 

MOVING PICTURE WORLD "Allan Dwsn's newest picture* A 
Perfect Crime.' is a sincere and fine production of one of the most ingen- 
ice* stows of the year." 

EXHIBITORS HERALD "If entertainment was uppermost in Allan 
Dwan's mind in making 'A Perfect Crime* for release through *A- P.,* 
he has been successful The pwture is mighty good enteruirunent.'' 

WID'S: " 'A Perfect Crime' u another good Dwan production and ft 
hu a highly interesting philosophy in its story." 




rriday, March 4, 1921 



Third Extension Carries to 
Sept. 3 at 44th St. 

y©r the fourth time the book in* 
for "Way Down East" at the 44th 
Btreet theatre has been extended, 
which will give the D. W. Griffith 
picture a solid year on Broadway. 
This will break the continuous run 
record of any film. Last week it 
W aa arranged that the picture should 
continue up until Sept. 3. It opened 
on that date last year. 

Originally "Way Down East" took 
the 44th Street under a guarantee 
arrangement to the end of October. 
]ast season. The booking was ex- 
tended until Christmas, Dong prior 
to the holidays a third extension 
was made to April 2, and from that 
date the latest booking will con 

There are sixteen prints of "Way 
£own East" now being toured by 
Griffith as special companies, the 
itineraries taking In all of the U. 
8. and Canada. 

The original "showing" at the 
44th Street, however, is still mak- 
ing money and figures to net a 
profit even through the summer. It 
has not fallen below $14,000 weekly, 
and it was only within the last two 
Weeks that the pace fell to that level. 
The scale of admission is still $2 
lor the orchestra floor, with the 
boxes (located in the rear of the 
house), selling at $3. There were 
S dozen box seats for which $5 
each was charged up until several 
weeks ago. The balcony is virtually 
a sell-out nightly. 

The new arrangement of Griffith 
with the Shuberts for the 44th Street 
provides that If in the summer the 
gross shall fall below the profit mar- 
gin for the house, notice of two 
weeks by either side may be made. 

WALSH ASKS $245,000 

Su«« for 94 Weeks' Pay Under May 
fl lower Contract. 


California Theatre Owners Walk Out of Meeting, but Return When It's Ex- 
plained President Is Not Urging Affiliation with National Association — 
Purpose Explained as Fight on Censorship. 


Henry Starr Attempted to 
Rival W. S. Hart. 

Los Angeles, March 2. 

A clash between William A. 
Brady and Glenn Harper, local head 
of the Theatre Owners of America, 
was the outstanding feature of the 
meeting of 15 local organizations of 
the picture industry called Monday 
night by William D. Taylor, Dasky 
director, for the purpose of forming 
an organization for a general fight 
on censorship. 

The meeting started out with a 
purpose that was very high sound- 
ing and finally ended by the forma- 
tion of an organization to be known 
as the Affiliated Picture Interests, 
which is to be a State body to com- 

bat any legislative measures that 
are harmful to the industry. 

Brady appeared as a guest at the 
meeting at the request of Taylor. 
The theatre owners present saw in 
his presence a menace directed at 
their organization and after some 
heated words withdrew from the 
meeting. Later when they were as- 
sured that Brady was not there to 
speak for the National Association 
or to urge an affiliation of the body 
in the process of formation with the 
National Association they returned 
during the discussion. 

Brady offered to "bust" both as- 
sociations and make one. 

The fifteen organizations repre- 
sented in the new body are the 
Screen Writers' Guild, Los Angeles 
Actors' Association, Society of 
Cinematrographers, Art Directors, 
Assistant Directors, Motion Picture 
Operators, Los Angeles Exchanges' 
Board of Trade, Directors' Associa- 
tion, Producers' Association, Photo- 
playwrights League, Theatre Own- 
era' Association, Western Motion 
Picture Advertisers, Ethical Motion 
Picture Corporation, and Palmer 
Photoplay Corporation. 

Mr. Brady left for the East today 
and will confer with East nan in 
Rochester before returning to New 


R. A. Walsh, through his attor- 
ney, Nathan Burkan, has brought 
suit against the Mayflower Film 
Corp. for $245,000. 

Walsh waa engaged as a director 
for Mayflower at a salary of $2,600 
a week and a percentage of profits 
He claims there is due him $10,000 
. for four weeks' work and $225,000 
for 94 weeks of the unexpired term 
of the agreement at $2,500 a week. 

Attorney Burkan has filed at- 
tachments against First National 
and Famous Players tying up all 
monies due Mayflower from the two 
distributing companies handling 
Mayflower releases. 


GROSS OF $900,000 

Los Angeles Houses Put on 
Biograph Griffiths. 


San Francisco, Mar. 2. 
The Allied Amusement Industries 
of California, has completed ar 
rangements for the first annual 
motion picture bail to be held at the 
Exposition Auditorium March 6 
The following picture stars have 
sent letters stating they will be 

Clara Kimball Young, will lead the 
grand march; Bebe Daniels, Mary 
Miles Minter, •'Fatty Arbucklc" and 
Charles Murray will act as masters 
of ceremonies; Phyllis H-^er, 
Deatrlce Joy, Irene Rich, Bessie 
Barri scale, Ho bar t Bosworth, 
Priscilla Dean, Edith Roberts, Wil- 
liam Carleton, Beatriz Micholena, 
*nd Mary Thurman. 

Star of "Passion" at Work on 
New Special. 

Berlin, Feb. 15. 

Several new Pola Negri films are 
soon to be begun. The first will be 
a massive spectacular production of 
"Macbeth," with Pola, star of "Pas- 
sion," as Lady Macbeth and Emil 
Jannings as Macbeth. Ernest Lu- 
bitsch will direct from a scenario by 
Norbert Falk and Hans Kraly. 
Ernst Stern will design special 
scenery' In sight also is "The 
Mountain People" (Die Bergkopfe), 
by Lubitsch and Kraly, in which she 
will be supported by Paul HeMe- 

The new Ufa super-special, "The 
Steer of Olivera," Jan. 24 at the 
[Ufa Palats am Zoo, did not fulfill 
all expectations. The scenery was 
adequate, but one noted now ani 
again sets that had done service 
previously in "Sumurun" and "Anne 
Boleyrf." Moreover, the print was 
hastily assembled and showed it. 

The story moves with speed and 
is consistent in characterization. 
Period, Napoleonic. A French gen- 
eral, a one-eyed, woman -hating 
monster, sent by Napoleon to "Vain 
as commander of an expeditionary 
force, falls under the spell of a 
beautiful Spanish girl and sacrifices 
his honor for her, only to be be- 
trayed by her to the rebel Spaniards. 

The real feature of this film is 
the acting of Jannings (the Henry 
of Anne Boleyn) as the general. He 
gives a performance grotesque'y 
powerful, grotesquely humorous, 
grotesquely pathetic even; in short, 
a masterpiece of film technique. 

Jannings was born In America a d 
is still a United States citizen. 

Los Angeles, March 2. 

Last week there was a tunning 
back of the hands of time at two of 
the picture houses here and the two 
Biograph short reclers made in the 
days when the infant industry was 
still a squawling babe were revived 
and screened. At Grauman's a D. 
W. Griffith photoplay of about 14 
years ago, entitled "Stolen Jewels," 
was shown.. At the Hip, Nat Holt 
started on Wednesday to show Mary 
Plckford in "The Mender of Nets," 
directed by Griffith, also a Biograph 
single reeler that was made about 
the same time. 

"Stolen Jewels" has about three 
sub-titles and much exaggerated 
action when Judged from the stand- 
point of film productions of today. 
The picture is shown In a reproduc- 
tion of the old nickelodeon of other 

Los Angeles, Man h 2. 

Henry Starr, the outlaw, who 

died on Fob. 21, at Harrison, Oklu., 

of gunshot wounds received while 

trying to hold up a bunk with a 

couple of companions, at one time 

tried to shine as a picture star. 
Starr felt that if the public were 
willing to pay to see W. S. Hart and 
a number of others in giving expo- 
sitions on the screen of two-gun 
work and stick-up jobs, they might 
pay to see some one who was the 
real thing. 

He managed to finance a com- 
pany and shot a picture of some of 
his exploits and traveled with it. 
He delivered a lecture with the pic- 
ture and advised his audiences that 
the "straight and narrow" wa; the 
only path. 

However, he couldn't stick to the 
path himself, for the at dlences 
would not come fast enough and he 
stranded in Kansas City about three 
years ago after which he went back 
to Tulsa and tried the real estate 
game, but that also proved too slow 
to" him, so he returned to th e stick- 
up game and met his death. 

Mary Pickford's Other Feat- 
ure "Suds" Gets $400,000 

The distributing end of the 
United Artists ("Big •Four") is 
understood to have made a profit of 
$18,000 last month, some of its pic- 
tures chalking up large returns 
"Pollyanna," for Instance, has 
grossed, to date, something like 
$900,000. while "Suds." with the 
same star (Miss Plckford), has 
taken $400,000. 

Douglas Fairbanks' next release 
will be shown at the Strand for two 

weeks at a rental of $5,000, with a 
days and it caused something of a{ 6 °-60 spljt on all over $18,000 a 
sensation locally. 'week. 



Cahn Hill Guide Makes New Count 
for U. S. 

Bob Doman. press agent for Lois 
Weber, gives 61 reasons why Claire 
Windsor is unique among screen 
stars for the things she does or does 
not do. In the list is the admission 
that Miss Windsor stands ready to 
admit that her camera tears are 
Pure .glycerine. 

"Bride's Play" is the title of 
Marion Davies* newest starring pic- 
ture, which has been completed and 
cut at the International Studios. 
George Terwilliger is the director. 
It will probably be Cosmopolitan- 
Famous Players' release about June. 


Kansas City, March 2. 

In spite of an adverse report made 
hy the committee on criminal juris- 
prudence the bill providing for a 
board of moving picture, censors for 
Missouri will probably be adopted 
without much more opposition. 

The bill now provides for a $2 
fee for each 1,200 feet of original 
film and $l for eaqjfl duplicate reel. 
The board will bo composed of three 
Persons, one of whom shall be a 
Woman. A bill was also engrossed 
making it a felony to accept a bribe 
or throw a baseball game 


Penrhyn Stanlaws, the artist, who 
has been studying the production of . 
motion pictures at the eastern and g^Jf^ » 
west coast Paramount studios, has 
signed a five year contract to direct 
Paramount pictures. 

He will be in charge of the first 
Betty Compson production, entitled 
"At the End of the World," an 
adaptation of a European stage suc- 
cess of the same name by Ernest 


A special advertising campaign is 
heing conducted by ihc Capitol for 
"Lying Lips," next week's attrac- 

The feature is put out as a special 
hy Thomas H. Ince with an all-star 
JJJt, including House Peters, 
Florence Vidor and Joseph Kilgour. 
Hj ** Rothafel is preparing an 
Elaborate presentation. 

$50,000 STUDIO FIRE. 

Los Angeles, March 2. 

An explosion and fire at the 
Chester studios Saturday morning 
caused damage amounting to $f>0,- 
000. The blaze started in the cut- 
ting room and spread to the film 

Thomas McOoverfl, one of the cut- 
ters, was severely burned. A num- 
ber of comedies and travel pictures 
were destroyed. 

Simultaneous with the completion 
and occupation of the Hobertson- 
Cole home office building, 723 Sev- 
enth avenue. New York city, comes 
word from Los Angeles of the com- 
pletion of the Robertson-Cole Stu- 
dios, which were begun in the 
spring and part of which was first 
used several months ago. The en- 
now virtually com- 

John E. Storey, assistant to Elmer 
Pearson, director of Pathe ex- 
changes, has been appointed sales 
manager for the reorganized Asso- 
ciated Exhibitors, Inc., assuming 
his new duties March 1. E. A. 
Eschmann, feature sales manager 
of Pathe, succeeded Storey as as- 
sistant to the director of exchanges. 

Katherine Hillflter, who made the 
American titling for "Passion," is 
at work on another special produc- 
tion which was made principally in 
Europe, although some of the for- 
eign actors employed were brought 
to America for the concluding 
scenes of the story. 

First National will handle the 
special feature, "Peck's Bad Boy," 
starring little Jackie Coogan, who 
played the orphan child in Chap- 
lin's "The Kid " 


Los JL.ii clcs, March 3. 
A state tax on theatre tickets is 
proposed by the administration in 
thj event that the King tax bill is 
defeated. The press has been put- 
ting up a fight against the King tax 

Metro Pictures Corp. will remove 
its executive offices to Loew's State 
theatre building, having sublet its 
present offices in the Longacre 

building to the National Drug 
Stores Co. 

the Palace, London, early next 
month. Sir James will be present 
in person. 

Dorothy Da Hon has been selected 
to play the leading feminine role 
in Cecil DeMille's next all-star 

There are 19,966 picture houses hi 
U. S. and Canada, according to a 
new census by the publishers of the 
Julius Cahn-Ous Hill guide. They 
are listed by States as follows: 

Alabama, 191; Arizona, 97; Ar- 
kansas, 263; California, 679; Colo- 
rado. 273; Connecticut, 239; Dela- 
ware. 85; District of Columbia, 60; 
Florida, 110; Georgia, 220; Idaho, 
169; Illinois, 917; Indisna, 626; 
Iowa, 278; Kansas, 439; Kentucky, 
262; Louisiana, 240; Maine, 277; 
Maryland, 192; Massachusetts, 570; 
Michigan, 646; Minnesota, 646; 
Mississippi, 102; Missouri, 844; 
Montana, 163; Nebraska, 498; Ne- 
vada, 80; New Hampshire, 128; 
New Jersey, 468; New Mexico, 82; 
New York, 1,716; North Carolina, 
107; North Dakota, 311; Ohio. 1,772; 
Oklahoma, 849; Oregon, 243; Penn- 
sylvania, 1,749; Rhode Inland, 49; 
South Carolina, 115; South Dakota, 
242; Tennessee. 198; Texas, 826; 
Utah, 161; Vermont, 48; Virginia, 
283; Washington, 353; West Vir- 
ginia, 189; Wisconsin, 524; Wyom- 
ing, 67; Territory of Alaska, 28; 
Territory of Hawaii, 44; Canada, 
679; total, 19,966. 


W. A. Brady addressed Los An-|n;«,*^ ♦« Ul« »-^ ---'■*« ' "■ ■ «-»-« 
eles theatre owners on censorship I D,r#ctor *° Jo,n International 8tsff. 


this week. 

W. K. Ziegfeld Is seeking a Broad- 
way theatre for 'The Black Pan- 
ther's Cub," starring Florence Beed. 

A two- reel Bebe Daniels subject, 
"The Savage," is to be offered to 
state righters. 

The Pathe Exchange, heretofore 
at Little Rock, Ark., has boon trans- 
ferred to Memphla 

Fred Niblo Is to direct a special 
production for J* Parker Read, Jr., 
the name of which has not been 

The secret marriage of Carmel 
Myers to I. O. Kornblum, which took 
place July 16, 1919, was revealed 
this week. 

Jack Plckford, who wns forced by 
illness to halt work. Is better. 

In Trenton, N. J, .Sunday films 
are putting up a hard fight for free- 
dom, but up to now have mado no 
progress. In Albany, however, there 
seems to be a friendly attitude tow- 
ard pictures on the part of Governor 

Tom Terriss, for the last three 
years the principal director for 
Vltagraph, has severed his connec- 
tion with that organization and has 
becomo affiliated with The Inter- 
national Film Co., for whom he will 
at once commence work upon a 
special production, the title of 
which will be announced later. 

Mr. Terriss' last two specials foi 
Vita were "Trumpet Island" and 
"Dead Men Tell No Tales." His 
next release will be David Belasco'a 
"The Heart of Maryland." 

"Dream Street," the new Griffith 
production, will open at the Central 
theatre, New York, April 3. 


Harlng A Blumenthal, who re- 
cently purchased a piece of prop- 
erty at 138th street and Brook ave- 
nue, Bronx, from the estate of Ed- 
ward Sarroll, of which John P. 
O'Brien is executor, plan the erec- 
tion of a new theatre on the land, 
with a sealing capacity of 2,6*6 
at an estimated cost of $400,000. 
The price of the property was 

The new owners are com ph ting a 
similar house at Belmont and Tre- 
mont avenues, Bronx. 

William DeMille's Paramount 
production of Sir James H. Barrie's 
play "What Every Woman Knows" 
will have its ttugUsh fieiniejt * l 

William All^n White, author of 
"In the Heart of a Fool," Joins a 
woman critic in her assertion the 
picture was had. He says, under 
the court ruling, ht> sold all author- 
ity over the story when he sold the 
film rights, and that the producers 
made "a nasty sex thing" of it. 

"Playthings of Destiny," Is tho 
title of Anita Stewart's latest film, 
Instead of "The Tornado." Herbert 
Bawlinson ploys lead to Miss Stew- 


Dos Angeles. March 2. 

K. Mukaeda, representing the 
Oriental Film Co. of T<»kio, is 
fostering a movement to mnke Dos 
Angeles the center of the market for 
pictures for the Orient. 

The Japanese film man, who Is 
now here, states that the trip to 
New York Is too great a hardship 
after the trip across the Pacific. He 
has closed with J. Parker Beed, Jr„ 
for a number of Louise Glaum 
specials for his company. 



Friday, March 4, 18S1 



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Brooklyn Court Protection to Empress and Pulaski 
Owners, Whose Men Are Non-Union — Strikers 
Deny Using "Stench Bombs." 

Justice Kelby, In Tart 1. Special 
Term, of the New York Supreme 
Court, this week granted permanent 
Injunctions to two Brooklyn picture 
theatre owners restraining officers 
and members of the Moving Picture 
Operators' Union from picketing 
their houses or otherwise interfer- 
ing with their performances. The 
beneficiaries are the Pulaski 
Amusement Company and the C. A 
S. Amusement Company, the latter 
owner of the Empress Theatre, 887 
De Kalb avenue. 

In his opinion, reciting the facts 
la the Empress case, Justice Kelby 

"Defendants are officers and 
members of the Moving Picture Op- 
erators Union, an unincorporated 
association. The papers show that 
the plaintiff has spent upwards of 
$15,000 in the equipment and dec- 
oration of its theatre, which It has 
maintained for a number of years. 
There is but one operator enfployed 
In the Empress Theatre. He does 
not' belong to the defendant union, 
nor has he at any time been a mem- 
ber thereof, and It further appears 
from his affidavit that he has no de- 
sire to become a member of the 
union or to go on strike. It further 
appears that he is contented to re- 
main in his present employment, 
under present wages and conditions, 
and that there is an existing valid 
contract of employment between 
him and the plaintiff. 

"There has been at no time any 
strike of employes in this theatre. 
There has been at no time any lock- 
out of the employes by the plaintiff. 
There Is no existing controversy be- 
tween the plaintiff and its em- 
ployes. Since about the first day of 
December, 1920, the defendant union 
has caused picket? to patrol up and 
down the street on the sidewalk 
Immediately in front of the entrance 
of plaintiff's theatre, and this for 
the purpose of inducing the moving 
picture operator to join the de- 
fendants' union and to break his 
contract of employment with the 

•'Coincident with the establish- 
ment of the pickets on patrol the 
pickets wore a sign containing the 
following inscription: 'Moving 

Picture Operators, Local 306, affili- 
ated with the American Federation 
of Labor, on strike." 

"On or about the fourth day of 
January, 1921, a noisome odor was 
created by some foul -smelling 
chemical by the use of what is de- 
nominated in the papers as stink 
balls, and again on January 28, 1921, 
there was a repetition of the foul 
odor, and, upon investigation, bot- 
tles containing some evil smelling 
•liquid wvre found on the floor of the 

"On December 16 and January G 
last past there appeared adver'.ise- 
ments In the Jewish Daily Forwaid, 
printed in Yiddish, the translation 
Of which reads as follows: 'The 
following moving picture places in 
Boroklyn are on strike. The mov- 
ing picture machine operators give 
notice that they have strikes on in 
the following place,' and enumer- 
ating, among others, the Empress 
theatre owned by the plaintiff. The 
answering papers admit the picket- 
ing, but deny that the pickets speak 
to anybody. The only alleged Jus- 
tification by the defendants for their 
activities is a denial of knowledge 
of any stinks created in the theatre 
and a istatemeirt that th* 'strike' 
arose out of t)ie fact that 'the 
plaintiff corporation and its other 
corporations own six theatres; that 
three of its operators were members 
of the defendant union.' Neither 
the names of the operators in ques- 
tion nor the names of the theatres 
are given by the defendants. The 
plaintiff denied that it owns any 
o*her corporations, but alleges that 
It is a distinct entity by itself. Un- 
der the state of facts, there being 
no existing strike ai this theatre, it 
has been held that picketing is a 
malicious and unlawful act. The 
motion U» continue the injunction is 
tl ereforc fcKVfiUd.'* 

In the »\iiaskt Amusement Co. 
case, he said: "The facts presented 
on this motion ate substantially the 
same as those in the case of C. & S. 
Amur.ui'^i* Co, Inc., igitosi the 

same defendants, decided herewith, 
the only difference being that the 
present operator has been In the 
employ of the plaintiff under a con- 
tract existing for the past four 
months, whereas in the other case 
the operator was employed for two 
years. For the same reasons, there - 
tore, the motion to continue the in- 
junction is granted." 

COST ABOUT $3,000,000 

Releases Cost Between $125.- 
000 and $150,000. 

The twenty-four releases of Fa- 
mous Players-Lasky, including Cos- 
mopolitan productions for the 
months of June, July and August, 
show a $3,000,000 line-up, it is offi- 
cially estimated. 

Officials figure the productions 
averaged in cost between $125,000 
and $160,000 each and only two pro- 
ductions in the list cost more 
than this average. They are "The 
Wild Goose" (Cosmopolitan's), and 
a William DeMille, "The Lost Ro- 

The Ethel Clayton subject sched- 
uled for release August 21 next has 
been changed from "The Almighty 
Dollar" to "Wealth," while the title 
for the MacLean subject has been 
definitely established as "Passing 
Through," released August 14. 

In the same week William Hart's 
"The Whistle" will also be released. 
The price for the exhibitors on the 
latter picture has been altered, and 
with Famous has been changed 
from a classification from "E" to 
"F." The difference, according to 
Famous New York exchange, in this 
classification means about $60 on 
the day, with the price, also, rela- 
tive as far as the smaller houses 
are concerned. 


Film Stars and Magnate See Helen 
Davis Specialty 

Thursday night a flock of film 
stars, headed by Marcus Loew, in- 
vaded the American Roof to wit- 
ness the "single" of Helen 
("Smiles") Davis. Miss Davis has 
been included in most of the 
"parties" that N. T. Granlund uses 
to open a new Loew theatre, the 
stunt being to introduce the dif- 
ferent stars from the stage with 
Granlund pulling comedy ad lib. 

In the Loew party were Ruth 
Roland, Montague Love, Hope 
Hampton, Alan Holuban, Creighton 
Hale, Zena ICeefe and Crawford 
Kent. Will Mrrrlsey climbed into 
the orchestra leaders position and 
clowned while the party invaded 
the stage to be introduced by Gran- 

Following the>|>erformance down- 
stairs in the theatre, the party 
went to supper at the Loew home. 


Famous Offers $7,500; Thomas- 
Hsmilton Pries $12,500. 

There appears to bo depreciation 
in the market price of plays or 
stories suitable for film use judging 
from the cut in price of an A. E. 
Thomas-Clnyton Hamilton script 
called "30 Days," which Famous 
wants for Arbuckle. Thomas asks 
$12,500, the same price Joseph M. 
Scheck paid him Tor "Her Husband's 

Scheck wants "30 Days" for Bus- 
ter Keaton. Famous started with a 
bid ; of $5,000. and Anally the price 
went up to $7,600. It is likely, how- 
ever, that Kamons won't go over 
that. The piece In the "legit" ran 
10 weeks in a Chicago playhouse. 

Fred Mblo Is to direct the next 
Louise Glaum picture, the scenario 
of which has been convicted by C. 
Gardner Sullivan. if is entitled 
"Daughters of Joj - ,** 

Cromelin Says Practice Aids 
Picture Pirates. 


The Treasury Department, the 
customs officials and the National 
Association of the Motion Picture 
Industry are at odds over tha recent 
action by government officials who 
disposed of a miscellaneous lot of 
film at auction which had been sent 
to the "seizure room" of the United 
States appraisers stores on being re- 
turned from abroad. 

The original number of lots 
totaled 28, five of which were dis- 
posed of for between $400 and $500. 
The remaining number which had 
arrived from abroad were consigned 
to dealers here. They were rescued 
from the auction by the quick action 
of their owners. 

The auctioning of these films 
bring to light a serious negligence 
on the part of American dealers, 
who, through neglect, permit films 
to pile up on the docks and as a, 
result they are brought to the 
seizure room of the custom house 
awaiting disposal by auction. 

The National Association declares 
this practice by the customs offi- 
cials permits valuable film to be sold 
and offers an opportunity to pirates 
in the industry, "who are watching 
every opportunity to get possession 
of films such as these, which they 
can put out with disregard to the 
original owners .and lessees." 

The customs officials after being 
interviewed by a Variety represen- 
tative declare that the fault Is en- 
tirely with the motion picture in- 
dustry. It was explained that in- 
coming consignments have been 
permitted to remain on the piers 
over the 48 -hour limit allowed by 
the fire laws, fh more cases than 
not, shipments had been permitted 
to remain lodged in the customs 
warehouse despite official notifica- 
tion of arrival, both by it and the 
steamship concerns. The fire de- 
partment in turn has been after 
them, the customs official declared. 

Two Chaplin films, "Shoulder 
Arms" and "A Dog's Life," were al- 
most included in the auction. It 
appears that two prints each of the 
Chaplin films were sent over for en- 
tertainment purposes in the A. E. 
F., and were loaned gratis to the 
Red Cross. In returning the film 
the American Express is declared 
to have misplaced them, and r.ot 
until quite a period after notifica- 
tion of their having arrived were 
they found. 

In addition to the protest filed by 
the National Association with the 
Secretary of the Treasury, a formal 
protest was telegraphed to the Col- 
lector of Customs by Paul H. Crome- 
lin, chairman of the Exporters Di- 
vision, as follows: 

"On behalf of the motion picture 
industry, I protest emphatically 
against the sale of motion pictures, 
notice of which, dated February 21, 
has just been received, signed Peter 
F. Bradley, Acting Deputy Collector, 
to take place at 10 o'clock today, 
February 23, at the seizure room, 
641 Washington street. Regardless 
of whose property may be involved 
this high-handed, arbitrary action 
practically without notice is unjust 
and unfair to a great industry, 
whose representatives have been as- 
sured in Washington sucn a course 
would not be taken and we insist 
and demand that the property of 
motion picture exporters and im- 
porters be protected against such 
confiscatory action as is announced 
in the notice of sale complained of." 

He also stated in this letter that 
it Is not customary in the motion 
picture industry to sell films out- 
right, but to lease them, and that 
the sale of any films by the cus- 
toms officials for unpaid duties is 
a dangerous practice. 

Decision Handed Down in "Eagle's Eye 9 ' Case Fa- 
vors Four Square Because Wettig Admits Action 
Was Not Fiction — Compared to Newspaper. 

The suit of F. H. Wettig, former 
Secret Service operative, against 
the Four Square Pictures, Inc., was 
dismissed this week by Justice New - 
burger in Part IV, Special Term, 
Supreme Court. 

This was an action for damages 
and a restraining order by which 
Wettig sought to enjoin projection 
of "The Eagle's Eye" serial, made 
by Warner Brothers during the war, 
because of matter in the eighth epi- 
sode which included a picture of 
Wettig and action in which he was 
a figure. The court, in reviewing 
the case, referred to the case of 
Jack Binns against the Vltagraph 
-company, in which the latter was 
enjoined from exhibiting a film be- 
cause it was proved to be pure fic- 
tion. In the present instance the 
case of Wettig, who figured in the 
conviction of Lieutenant Fay as a 
German agent, was held to be dif- 
ferent in so far as he admitted the 
pictures were actual reproduction 
of an event. The court compared 
such a picture to a newspaper pub- 
lication of a news photograph. 

Justice Newburger's decision was 
as follows: 

"The complaint alleges that in or 
about the month of January, 1918, 
the defendant publicly, and without 
the consent of the plaintiff, has been 
selling, displaying, circulating and 
using in the State of New York, for 
the purpose of trade and advertis- 
ing photographic films for use in 
motion picture machines, pictures 
of plaintiff; that by reason of cer- 
tain services rendered by him to 
the United States Secret Service 
and the Police Department of the 
City of New York in the conviction 


Foreigners Are Gaining in Our 
Production Total. 


Salary Issue with F. P. Said To Bs 

Walter Wenger, production mana- 
ger for Famous Players, la to retire 
from that post April 15. This time 
the report seems to be official. 

He has been receiving a salary of 
$400 per week, and it Is understood 
the reason for his retirement is the 
refusal to meet his request to raise 
his stipend to $1,000 a week. 

Louis P.. Mayer has secured the 
tervlcei of Lewis Stone for the lead- 
ing role in his forthcoming produc- 
tion. "Muffled Drums." Mr. Stone 
will be remembered hejf for his 
war* it "iiivar g BndL' 

America is gradually lojhig its 
grip on the worlds film market, is 
the sentiment among exporting cir- 
cles. The present year's indications 
show a perceptible depreciation in 
the demand for American made films 
by European, South America and 
other countries which have hereto- 
fore depended on us for as much as 
95 per cent, of their product. 

In the present year England is 
using 20 per cent, of her own prod- 
uct, exporters say, while five per 
cent, is being contributed by French 
and Italian makers, and Scandina- 
via is supplying two per cent, to 
English exhibitors. America is still 
In the lead, it is said, but the reason 
is in the block system of booking 
which has a few years to endure be- 
fore expiration of agreements be- 
tween English exhibitors and Amer- 
ican producers. 

From 75 per cent, estimated to 
have been used by French exhibitors, 
American-made films have depre- 
ciated in 1921, 10 per cent. This 
slump is only temporary, it is be- 
lieved, with the rate of exchange 
making it almost impossible to deal 
with American producers who ex- 
pect payment for leasing the film 
on the basis of the dollar. In the 
meantime, a foothold is being se- 
cured by the French and Italian 
film there. 

Only Scandinavia, ft is saM; seems 
to be using the same amount of 
American films, the percentage be- 
ing between 80 and 85 per cent. 

Italy is one of the few countries 
that shows an almost total absence 
of American films. The percentage 
of United States products used there 
is two per cent. 

Australia, New Zealand, and the 
rest of the Antipodes are suffering 
from an oversupply of American 
films, with the result that the price 
for them is depreciating in the bid- 

Oliver Morosco is to make the film 
version of "The Bird of Paradise." 
The piece has been a constant re- 
peater on the spoken stage for 10 
years aid has earned a fortune for 
Richard Wnlton Tully, the author, 
and part owner of the plav with 

t of Lieutenant Fay plaintiff gained 
great notoriety and fame, and that 
the pictures complained of Injured 
him In his good name and fame. 

"The film in which it Is claimed 
plaintiff's name and picture appear 
in episode 8 of a serial known as the 
"Eagle's Eye," which consists oC 
twenty episodes. The film was man- 
ufactured by Wharton, Inc., a cor- 
poration situated in Ithaca, N. T. t 
while the defendant was the dis- 
tributing agency, having succeeded 
to the business of M. H. Hoffman, 
Inc., with whom the original con- 
tract was made by Wharton, Inc. 
The defendant, in September, 1918, 
returned all the films to Wharton, 
Inc., and ceased distributing the 

"On October 26, 1915, there ap*- 
peared in the New York Herald a 
story of plaintiff's connection with 
the 8th episode referred to in the 
film, and on the witness stand he 
admitted that the article was true, 
and that he furnished the informa- 
tion to the reporter. In Binns vs. 
Vitagraph Co. (210 N. Y., 61), relied 
upon by plaintiff, it was held that 
the defendant had manufactured a 
picture, not of an actual current 
event, but mainly a product of tha 
'imagination based, however, largely 
upon Information relating to an ac- 
tual occurrence as could be readily 
obtained, and the court, at page 57, 
refused to discuss the* question 
whether a person, firm or corpora- 
tion would be liable under the stat- 
ute for making and using a picture 
of a living person when it is in- 
cluded in a picture of an actual 
event in which such person was an 
actor, and such picture is a mere 
incident to the actual event por- 

In Humiston ▼. Universal Film 
Mfg. Co. (189 A pp. Div„ 4«7) Mr. 
Justice Smith says, at page 475: "In 
the Binns case (210 N. Y., 61) the 
presentation was not of pictures 
actually taken at the time of the 
occurrence of the events, but the 
film was taken in a studio, with 
actors dressed for the occasion, in 
order to present a representation of 
what might have occurred. It was 
held to be pure fiction, and not fact, 
and as such it was held to be with-, 
in the act, and the exhibition of that' 
film was enjoined. In that case 
Judge Chase said in his opinion: 'It 
would not be within the evil sought 
to be remedied by that act to con- 
strue it so as to prohibit the use of 
the name, portrait or picture of a 
living person in truthfully recount- 
ing or portraying an actual current 
event, as is commonly done in a 
single issue of a regular newspaper.* 
The representation of this plaintiff 
was puhlished in a single set of 
films, to be distributed at the same 
time to different parts of the coun- 
try as a news item. It was inter- 
esting when first exhibited. The fact 
that these films were widely dis- 
tributed, so as to be seen by many 
people, cannot make the offense any 
greater than would be the offense in 
a newspaper with a large circula- 
tion publishing the same picture or 
the same names in a single issue. 
The fact that the picture may have 
been seen by the same person more 
than once would not condemn the 
publication, because a single issue 
of a newspaper is often seen sev- 
eral times by the same person. 

"The exhibitor of these Alms, with 
the interest of the public in view, is 
not going to exhibit any news item 
after the interest in the Item has 
died out. Tho fact that this publi- 
cation is so markedly different from 
the publication which is recognized 
as the inspiration of the passage of 
the law in question in itself fur- 
nishes a strong* probability that it 
is not within the prohibitive act, 
and when the right to an injunction 
and to damages is based upon an 
act made criminal by the same stat- 
ute, the law of strict construction 
should lead us to interpret the act \ 
in favor of the party charged with! 

"In view of the publication of the* 1 
interview in the New York Herald,; 
and the testimony of the plaintiffj 
it Is apparent* that the picture of1 
the plaintiff in episode 8 of the serial 
known as the 'llagla's live' was aj 
portrayal of actual events. The] 
complaint must therefore be dis«*j 


• . 

Friday, March 4, 1921 






s. Miller Protests Proposed 
Screen Law. 

Columbus, March 2. 

Maude Murray Miller, chairman 
ef the State Board of Motion Pic- 
ture Censors, declares that If the 
McCoy bill to eliminate from the 
Alms anything depicting crime is 
Ejjfsed by the Ohio Senate, every 
rmotior. picture theatre in this state 
prould have to close. 

"Oh.'o has the cleanest motion pic- 
Ttures in the world, Mrs. Miller said 
jn an .\ddress before the House Ju- 
diciary Committee at a hearing on 
the bill. "There is crime depicted 
In the plays based on Dickens and 
-'ghakespeare and all other classic 
writers. There is crime in the old 
ElbPcal stories." 

• Mrs. Miller suggested that the 
Board of Censors should control mo- 
tion picture "paper" and "stills." 
Many of the posters she added sug- 
gested objectionable scenes which 
were never permitted to be shown. 
8he asked that the censors b"» given 
a larger appropriation so they could 
employ inspectors and. other agents 
to see that their orders were en- 
forced. Miss Genevieve Kline, of 
Cleveland, representing the State 
Federation of Women's Clubs, urg- 
ing the passage of the McCoy bill, 
a* -rted that "the Censor Board is 
Be. functioning." 



D. W. Griffith and Other Picture Interests Backed by 
Leading Washingtonians in Fight to Stop Re- 
strictions Regarded as National in Effect — Proba- 
tionary Period Proposed by Advocates of Plan. 

Washington, D. C, March 2. 
Hacked by leading official and 
business interests here, the motion 
picture industry has apparently won 
the first skirmish with Rev. Wilbur 
Crafts, of Blue Law prominence, 
and other elements which seek to 
impose rigid film censorship on Dis- 
trict of Columbia theatres. A public 
hearing, attended by D. W. Griffith 
and other picture leaders from New 
York, the head's of local civic or- 
ganizations and representatives of 
church associations, was held here \ speech. The moving pictures are 

ulatiohs now existed in the District 
laws to control any over-stepping 
of the bounds, this power being 
granted under an act of Congress of 
March 5, 1901. 

Griffith quoted the late Mayor 
Gaynor's statement when the mayor 
vetoed a bill requiring censorship 
of films in New York. He said: 

"In this late civilization it seems 
strange that we should come to the 
Nation's Capitol to plead for free 


Asks Court to Take "Tar*sn" from 
Howelli and Rubey. 

Charges of non-fulfilment of con- 
tract were made in a suit brought 
in the New York Supreme Court 
last wefk by Harry Revier, motion 
picture director, against the Na- 
tional Film Corporation, Capt. M. 
Rubey, former president of the Na- 
tional, who was added as defendant, 
and David P. Howells. The case 
1ras adjourned from the preceding 
Week into this with a motion grant- 
ed to the defendants to file an 
answer by yesterday (Thursday). 

"Revier alleges that the National 
Film induced bim to leave New York 
•o go to Lbs Angeles, to make the 
serial, "Tire Son of Tarzan." It was 
agreed that he was to receive 
a "substantial" drawing account, 
and, In additton.'one-elghth of the 
gross income of the serial, deduct- 
ing only the actual cost of produc- 
tion. Revier alleges further that 
the National Film refused to pay 
him the amount. Instead of receiv- 
ing the money, he says he has been 
met by the attitude that Mr. How- \ 
tils claims that the National Film 
Bade this picture for him on a con- 
tract basis of 15 per cent, above the 
it of production. 

Revier asserts that there was a 
private contract entered into be- 
tween Howells and Capt. Rubey, 
who was then president of the Na- 
tional Film, whereby they were to 
the serial and were to finance 
H equally. 

Revier attacks this arrangement 
•n the ground that it is illegal and 
ttat Capt. Rubey, as president of 
the corporation, could not have any 
twsonal competitive Interest against 
the corporation in a picture made 
•XH, and assorts that .Howells, 
•©owing Rubey's relationship to the 
••rporation when he made the pri- 
nts agreement, forfeited any rights 
jot only to receive profit but in ad- 
dition even to recover money he 
•P*nt for exploitation of the pic- 
***, Revier further charecs that 
«j>well 8 in his anxiety to sell the 
Picture and carry out the arrange- 
ment made with Rubey has sold it 
*t prices that are far below the 
™ue of ihc serial, and that his in- 
«*»st8 have been prejudiced because 
[ "» market value of the picture was 
« 'east $700 000. 

He asks that a receiver be ap- 
J*J n *ed to take the picture and the 
jw»eys out of the hands of both 
Lowells and Rubey and to declare 

"at the agreement between them 
wa 8 void. 

*| the same time Joe Brandt. 

rouurh hig attorneys, attached 
jufr Us mon.-vs due to the National 

»n in the hands of Goldwyn and 

"er distributors, upon his claim 
nJLJf rv,r,ps rendered to the cor- 
K «rial ,n connect,on w,th the 

Directors Dance 

i«*»ou?, M " ,,on 1>if> ture Directors As- 

nuai wln ho,d ^eir third an- 

L8t °r ballroom, April 2. 

by the District Commissioners Mon- 

Sc strong was the battle put up 
by the anti-censor faction, which in- 
cluded not only the picture people, 
but Mgr. C. F. Thomas, pastor of St. 
Patrick's church; Major H. L. Gess- 
ford, superintendent of District Po- 
lice; bankers, labor leaders and dis- 
trict officials, that the restrictionists 
were forced to propose, as a com- 
promise, that a three-months' pro- 
bationary period be instituted. This 
a leading local editor today charac- 
terized as "a hedge behind which the 
advocates of the movement, wish to 
save their faces." 

The whole matter has been taken 
under advisement by the Disrtict 
Commissioners, who have been 
flooded with communications pro 
and con, and they will .announce 
their decision later. 

Nation Watching Fight. 

This test of strength here has 
been awaited by the entire country, 
because the theatrical interests 
have regarded it . s a barometer by 
which may be judged the prospects 
of federal restrictive legislation. It 
was here the Prohibitionists got in 
their opening wedge, and, as Con- 
gress is the monitor of the Dis- 
trict's moral welfare, successful ad- 
vocacy of theatre censorship in any 
form would be regarded by the re- 
formers as having the support of 
Congress and the beginning of gen- 
eral federal legislation. 

In addition to these already men- 
tioned as opponents of censorship, 
the following made addresses de- 
nouncing the proposed regulations: 
Representative George W. Tinkham, 
of Massachusetts; Maurice Rosen- 
berg, an attorney; Charles Sebring, 
chief clerk of the Police Court; Col. 
Robert N. Harper, banker and rep- 
resenting the Chamber of Com- 
merce, and A. B. Brylawski, man- 
ager of the Cosmos theatre, a com- 
bination vaudeville and picture 

Considerable heckling took place 
throughout the meeting, and when 
John Temple Graves referred to 
Doris Keane's picturization of 
"Romance" as an example of the 
type of pictures in which long kisses 
and "clinging body" embraces were 
featured to the injury of the morals 
of youth, he brought forth a storm 
of protests. 

The hearings opened with all in- 
dications of a big fight ahead for 
those in favor of the censorship. 
The board room of the District 
Building was crowded to the limit. 
Dr. Lucius C. Clark, of the Wash- 
ington Federation of Churches, 
opened for the advocates of the reg- 
ulations by introducing Deets Pick- 
ett* research secretary of Methodist 
board of public morals; William 
Mclv. Clayton, of the Federation of 
Citizens' Associations; the Rev. 
Wilbur F. Crafts, superintendent of 
the International Reform Bureau, 
and John Temple Graves. 

Griffith Plea for Fair Play 

D. W. Griffith made the principal 
talk against the censorship, he 
being ably abetted by Congressman 
Tinkham and Charles W. Darr, a 
local attorney. 

Mr. Griffith made an Impassioned 
appeal for fair play for t he motion 
picture, stating that to place such a 
ban as censorship on this great In- 
dustry would next lead to the cur- 
tailment of the press, and then even 
further inroads on our personal lib- 
erty. Both Mr. Griffith and Mr. 
Darr pointed out that sufficient reg- 

nothing more than a pictorial press, 
and If you would censor pictures it 
follows that you must censor the 
press. I admit there are some pic- 
tures that should never have been 
exhibited. But there are also many 
words spoken and many novels 
written which should never have 
been spoken or written. 

"What Is right and what is 
wrong? Advocates of censorship 
favor the elimination of murder, se- 
duction — crime. Yet 'David Copper- 
field,' a story -of seduction, is one of 
the most beautiful stories of the 
English language. 'Hamlet' ha*s in 
it five murders. With censorship a 
modern Shakespeare who wrote a 
drama having five murders would be 

Wilbur Crafts Denounced 

At the conclusion of Griffith's re- 
marks, which were greeted with 
prolonged applause, Wilbur C. 
Crafts, sponsor of the movement, 
left the board room and did not hear 
the lacing he got from Darr. In his 
summing up for the anti-forces, Mr. 
Darr went after the reverend Mr. 
Crafts with hammer and tongs, both 
in reference to the man himself and 
his r^eord. He said: 

"Crafts read a written statement 
in presenting his case which we 
quote in part as follows: 'I do not 
ask autocratic exclusion of films, 
but only such supervision as the 
Government gives to all other great 
financial interests. As we do not 

leave it to the packers to inspect 
their bad beef with no outside pres- 
sure except patronage and public 
opinion, we tl.ould not allow the 
film producers, with no supervision 
save their own National Board of 
Review, to handle the bad pictures 
that poison not the body only, but 
the minds and souls of our ' dear 
youth.' " 

Although not appearing at the 
hearing Major Harry L. Gessford, 
Superintendent of the District Po- 
lice, issued a statement to the press 
yesterday that film censorship was 
not needed here. The major pointed 
out that section 15 of article 16 of 
the police regulations provided 
ample censorship, he further 

"No raw pictures are being shown 
here. The theatre and moving pic- 
ture managers are good judges of 
what is proper and improper. In- 
stances when the police require 
them to omit something are very 
rare. We never have to go to the 
extreme of revoking their license, 
which authority we have by virtue 
of the same act of Congress. 

"There are some people who will 
always find fault with everything 
and see evil where none is intended. 
It depends all together on the mind 
of the spectator, except on rare oc- 
casions, as to whether or not they 
think a show is naughty. You 
know the old saying 'evil to him 
who evil thinks.' The law is in full 
force and effect, and has stood the 
test of 20 years. Under it we are 
ready to investigate any complaint 
now, just as we always have in the 

Public Against Censorship 

Major Gessford, it would seem 
from the many protests against the 
movement, h.xs struck the popular 
feeling. The meeting brought out 
representatives of practically every 
citizens' association in the District. 
These associations arc the bodies 
composed of neighboring business 
men, who gather together and pre- 
sent the needs of their various com- 
munities to the Board of Commis- 
sioners. They are the recognized 
bodies of the District and their 
recommendations are, as a general 
rule, acted Upon favorably by the 
commissioners. These associations 
have practically all como out 
against the proposed regulations. 

One body did vote in favor of it and 
ten of its members resigned. 

At the hearing the names of 
Harry Crandall, Marcus Loew and 
Tom Moore, owners of the ■ local 
theatre circuits and their respective 
house managers, Robert L. Long, 
Lawrence Beatus and K. J. Stutz, 
were referred to and received 

The American Legion .has gone 
on record a being opposed to the 
movement. Col. James A. Drain, com- 
mander of the Legion yesterday in- 
formed the Commissioners that the 
executive committee a few days ago 
passed a resolution denouncing the 
fact that "certain self-styled re- 
formers are apparently determined 
to force a so-called blue Sunday' 
upon the unwilling people. We be- 
lieve the vast majority of the peo- 
ple of the District of Columbia are 
bitterly opposed to any legislation 
that bears the marks of fanatic- 

Col. Drain in transmitting this re- 
solution from the Legion added on 
his own part: "Our local depart- 
ment consists of 9,000 men and 
women. We feel that there are aL- 
ready too many laws intended to 
correct the morals and preserve the 
virtues of a people who should be 
free, but who are being deprived to 
a very considerable degree of their 
just rights." 

The probationary plan was sub- 
mitted Jointly by Dr. Lucius Clark 
and Charles- A. McMahon, of the 
National Catholic Welfare Council. 
They asked that during this proba- 
tionary period that the rules that 
govern under the Pennsylvania cen- 
sorship board be in force here. 

Burlington, Vt., March 2. 
The bill for State censorship of 
pictures did not pass. It was re- 
ported unfavorably from the general 
committee and did not even get a 
speech. in its favor. Not a vote was 
heard for it. 

Among those who spoke against It 
were: J. J. Whalen, manager of the 
Strong in Burlington; \. W. Mc- 
Kay, manager of the Grand and the 
Strand in Rutland, and A. S. Black 
of Boston, head of the Black 
Circuit of theatres. Many other 
Vermont movie men made speeches 
of opposition. 

$61 ,000 WEEK FOR THE KID 



National Sharing Plan 
Into Strand Profits. 

One of the stockholders in the 
Strand Theatre is authority for the 
statement that Charles Chaplin in 
"The Kid" played to $61,000 in one 
week of the fortnight's engagement 
at that house. 

He bewailed the fact that the 
house had to share on all over a 
certain amount with the First 
National, and complained that pic- 
ture rentals are altogether too high. 
He added that the. first feature 
playing the house, "The Spoilers," 
cost the management $800 for the 
week and played to capacity. 


Los Angeles, March 2. 
Mar.uel L. Ojela returned here 
from Peril last week, having been 
granteu a paiem giving lunrTlie sow^ 

right to import motion picture 
equipment into that country. The 
importations are to be duty free 
and in addition the grar.t calls for 
making pictures in the South 
American country. Ojeda was 
formerly a picture actor here. 

He states that he has an airange- 
mrnt with Empresa de Teatros 
Cinemas, Ltd, to show pictures i.» 
their 122 theatres. 


Tho "Je yll and Hyde" produc- 
tion by Kamous Players, with John 
Barrymore starred, is not turning 
out ho well oh the road. Exhibitors 
throughout the country fail to see it 
in the light that New York did and 
It Is understood to have only 
grossed thus far in the neighbor* 
hood of $300,Ot<> 

FUND IS $660,000 

Half Million Goes to Relief of 
Europe's Needy 

Tho total cum collected by the 
picture interests throughout the 
United States to date was made 
known Tuesday in conjunction with 
ceremonial exercises consisting of 
photographing two checks repre- 
senting a total of $060,000 as their 

"bit" contributed to the European 
Relief Council and the Hoover drive. 
The occasion was marked with a 
battery of cameras being focused 
on the two checks In the offices of S. 
L. Hothapfel in the Capitol Thea- 

The first payment from greater 
New York represents $160,000. The 

.nationally, i< pre- 
sents $500,000. 

The following list of New York 
theatres contributed the following 
sums: Capitol, $10,405.17; Plata, 
$1,146.75; Rivotl, |1, 049.40 J Strand, 
$1,006. 7S; Itialto. $7l"J.05; 44th Street, 
$576. 5S; City HaU, $411.; Olympic. 
$40K.L'U; Auddbon and Washington 

theatres, $1,101.57; Adelphl and Sym- 
phony res, $920.15* 

L. .T. Dittmar, prcsid< nt of the Mo- 
tion Picture Theatre Owners of Ken- 
tucky, and chairman of the Hoover 
drive Jn that state, forwarded to the 

European Relief Council checks for 
$0,012.2 raised by Kentucky tix.i- 
tre*. The sum of $3,016.90 was col- 
lected In Louisville on Motion Pic- 
ture Day. 

The Mutual Theatre Company, 
operating the Palace, Colonial and 
Lyceum in Orange, x. J., forwarded 
« ch< ck for $i. :> 93. 

' H0UDINIS $500,000 CO. 

Escape King to Make 4 Films a 

Harry Houdini has formed the 
Houdini Film Corp., with a capital!- 
zation of $500,000. He will be presi- 
dent and general manager, as well 
as tho principal stockholder. 

Houdini plans to make four 
pictures a year and has not yet fixed 
on the method of release. 


Senator C. II. liean, of New 
Hampshire, president of the Motion 
Picture Theatre Owners of New 
Hampshire, sent the following wire 
to the New York olflcies of the 

"Bath censorship bills killed in 
noUac today (^nui'i.'it i.) >•••>< n »moUoiy. 
Vermont killed censorship last w-cek. 


Lot Ar.geles, March 2. 
Larry Semon won't confirm the 
report that he is to marry his lead- 
ing lady, Lucille Carlisle, who lately 
returned from New York, but it is 
generally believed here that the two 
are to wed in about ten da>l at tho 
Mission inn, Riverside. 

Studio for Church Films 

Los Angeles, March 2. 

The Super Feature Film Corp* 
organised for the purpose ol pro- 
ducing screen subjects suitable for 
Chun Ins, is to make' its head- 
<iii;nt< rs lii Pomona, Cal., where a 
studio will be located for the shoot- 
ing of its productions. 

The officers of the corporation -ire 
C, C. Craig, president; L. J. Burred, 
vice presidi nt, and it. w. Reed ( sec* 


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Friday, March 4, 1921 





Fascinating Fashions For 
Early Spring Wear 

1 I ^HE new creations now displayed in the 
CLAIRE SHOP can be accepted as accu- 
rately foreshadowing the Spring mode. The 
materials and colors are those which have 
received recognition from the arbiters in Europe 
and America. In the decorative scheme, hand- 
some embroideries play a significant part. 

In the advance showing may be found all 
the newest style features for street wear, as well 
as the most fashionable materials for stage wear. 


Presenting Frocks of exclusive mode chosen 
to grace the wardrobe and the person of the 
artiste who is individual in her dress. 


The name CLAIRE is a positive guarantee 
of the smartest tailored suits, the nobbiest pat- 
terns that bespeak class and style and withal 
giving great satisfaction to the most exacting of 
fashionably attired artistes. 

To Managers and Producers of Vaudeville Acts, 

Productions, Etc. 


CLAIRE can offer most reasonable estimates on 
the costuming and dressing of girl acts, revues, 
choruses and all big and little offerings of the 
stage that require anything worth while and 
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VOL LXII. No. 3 






Keith Office Issues Order — Back-Doormen Respon- 
sible — Required to File Bond of $1,000 — Numer- 
ous Dressing Room Robberies Lately. 

Following* numerous robberies of 

dressing rooms, and to prevent a 
repetition of the same, the Keith 
office this week ordered the installa- 
tion of safes, back stage, in all of 
their houses. u 

The safe is under the care of the 
stage door man. who is bonded for 
$1,000, beginning immediately. The 
artists are notified by conspicuous 
signs posted back stage that the 
doorman will store their valuables 
In the safe, thereby making the 
theatre responsible and protecting 
the artist while absent from the 
dressing loom. 

The doormen are being bonded as 
fast as possible and are taking 
charge of valuables until the safes 
have been installed. 



Summons in $10,000 Suit Served, 
Without Complaint. 

Frances Starr this week was 
served with a summons in a $10,000 
damage suit begun in the Supreme 
Court "by Edwards Davis. 

No complaint was attached to the 
summons and neither of the princi- 
pals* attorneys would vouchsafe any 
Information anent the particulars 
for the action. 

Davis is president of the National 
Vaudeville Artists. He is also an 
actor and previous to adopting the 
stage as a profession was a min- 


Young Author Will Put First Story 
on Screen. 

Mayor of Phila. Swayed Anti- 
German Argument. 

Philadelphia, March t. 

De Wolf Hopper, here in "Er- 
minie" at the Forrest, attracted con- 
siderable attention by a vigorous 
speech delivered at a meeting of the 
Poor Richard Club In the Ritz- 
Carlton Hotel, in which ho warned 
Philadelphia against allowing the 
projected mass meeting of Germans 
to protest the occupation of the 
Rhine valley by French colonial 

All the papers gave extended 
space to Hopper's talk, which re- 
ceived an ovation from the several 
hundred diners. The comedian fol- 
lowed Mayor J. Hampton Moore, 
whose subject was the proposed 
World's Fair here. Hopper, after a 
few humorous remarks along this 
line, jumped into the German mass 
meeting business. 

"Propaganda" was his description 
of the proposed meeting in tne local 
Metropolitan opera house, and he 
spared no words in condemning the 
plan. When he finished Mayor 
Moore arose again with the an- 
nouncement that the decision had 
been reached to refuse permission 
for the meeting. 


Nine and 18-Hole Golf 
Courses Complete — Club- 
house Secured Likely to 
Be Used as Permanent 
Retreat for Needy Mem- 
bers—To Be Self-support- 
ing Institution — Every- 
thing Paid on Book-Ticket 



Will Include 27 New Loew Houses Built Within Two 
Years — Loew's State, New York, Opening About 
June 15 — State's Policy Undecided. 

Brewster Morse, age 18. author of 
"His Brother's Keeper," "The Crim- 
son Cross," and other screen pro- 
ductions, is to become a director. 
He is working on the script of an 
original story entitled "Domestic 
Relations," and will personally 
direct his story for a new company 
now being formed for the purpose. 


"Good Morning Judge" Winds Up 
at Hamilton 

Because of poor rosd business in 
Canada. "Good Morning Judge." 
control], a i, v Banger a Jordan. 
closed in Hamilton, Ontario Sat- 

I he ptoce toured Canada under 
u « London litis "The Bovs." 


Report in Frisco They Have Been 
Taken for Picturet. 

San Francisco, March 9. 
Late advices from Australia tell 
of a big theatrical deal In which 
all the Tivoll theatres under the 
Hugh D. Macintosh directorship 
have been leased by a syndicate, 
with Harry Musgrove at the head, 
for the presentation of First Na- 
tional attractions. 


Montclair. N. J., looked upon as a 
suburb of Newark, which at present 

has but one theatre, will have four 

before the current year expires. 
The present amusement house is a 
picture theatre. On completion of 

thS others it will be closed for re- 
pairs, after which it will reopen *3 
a li<»m»- for legitimate stags prcjdUie- 



A tract of 800 acres in Westches- 
ter County, New York, has been 
secured for the National Vaudeville 
Artists. It will be laid out for golf 
for the N. V. A. membership. Two 
courses of IS and 7 holes are 

planned. On the course will be a 
clubhouse that in reality will be the 
long-cherished home of the vaude- 
ville artists, to be operated in a 
somewhatVdifferent manner from the 
customary home of this character. 

There isn't much doubt, /Uthough 

no direct announcement has been 

made to that effect, that E. F. Albee 

has taken the site for the N. V. A. 

(Continued on page 6.) 


First Performance Causes 
Talk— Pruning Follows. 


Week End and Cabaret Dates 
Net $3,500 a Week. 

Eva Tanguay will make her debut 
for the Shuberts next Sunday at the 
Central and Century, Shubert Sun- 
day concerts, doubling the two 

Beginning Monday Miss Tanguay 
will begin a week's engagement at 
the Hotel Walton, Philadelphia, at 
a reported salary of $2,500 weekly, 
under an arrangement which allows 
her to play Sunday concerts for the 
Shuberts in between. 

The following week she will play 
the Blackstone, Atlantic City, on 
the same arrangement. Her Sun- 
day concerts will net her $500 a per- 
formance or $1,000 for the day, 
which, added to her Hotel Walton 
salary, brings the figure up to $3,- 
500 for the week. 

Following the announcement that 
Tanguay would! consider cabaret of- 
fers, the Marigold Gardens. Chicago, 
offered her an eight weeks' engage- 
ment, beginning April 1, at $2,500 

Barring one digression, where she 
took out a road show following a 
salary dispute with the Keith people, 
this is the first time she has ap- 
peared outside of the Keith houses 
in years. 

Boston. March 9. ' 
A. H. Woods and Avery Hopwood 
had a conference Tuesday afternoon 
in regard to "Gertie's Garter," the 
new Woods Vhow whfch is playing 
at the Plymouth. It was decided at 
this conference that some lines 
would be cut out of the show but 
that it would not be pruned to any 
great extent. One of the lines ex- 
tracted was the big laugh getter at 
the Monday night performance. 

The town was buzzing today with 
the story of the opening perform- 
ance. 8< lling the house out to the 
Bank Officers' Association was a 
wise move, as it pave him plenty of 
fid vert ising for the show in the 
right quarter. It played to a turn- 
away affain Tuesday night. 

John Casey saw the show Tues- 
day night, but did not innounct 
Immediately after the performance 
what, if anything, he found of an 
objecttonabte nature. The J»e>t play 
(h( show ras get now is for him to 
ask for s<»ms more trimming. 


Going Out of Amsterdam into Lib- 
erty. Then Back 

"Sally's" success Is considered so 
solid, booking plans have been 
made for it following the annual 
advent of Zeigfeld's "Follies" at the 
New Amsterdam. The Liberty will 
likely be assigned for "Sally" dur- 
ing the "Follies'" run and it is be- 
lieved that "Sally" will again be put 
back into the New Amsterdam in 
the fall. 

V. Ziegfeld. Jr., and his Wife, Bil- 
lie Burke, are still at Palm Beach, 
this being their longest slay in the 
southern resort. 

Marilynn Miller, co-starring with 
Leon KfOH Ui "Sally," has taken a 
house in Great Neck, L. I., for the 
summer, in anticipation of the 
show's continuance in New York. 

Mr. Ziegfeld will leave for New 
Vol k late this week and is due back 



By Sept. 1 next, the Marcus T.oew 
Circuit will be operating 95 popular* 


priced vaudeville theatres. Of this 
number 27 will be Loew theatres 
erected and opened within two* 
years. The building of so many 
new houses almost simultaneously, 
and the rapidity of their opening, 
Is a phenomenal theatrical feat, 
never approached in the past. 

The single exception to the Loew 
building schedule is the proposed 
new Loew theatre for St. Louis, 
where site difficulties have inter- 
fered with progress. 

The star Loew house, the new 
State theatre, at Broadway and 45th 
street, is expected to be in readiness 
around June 15. Its policy has not 
been set. Mr. Loew this week stated 
he had not given the matter his at- 
tention as yet. He refused to inti- 
mate the possible State's policy, say- 
ing as it was undetermined it was 
impossible to forecast. 

There is a report circulating 
among picture people that the plain 
of the Famous Players concerning 
the New York theatre building have 
undergone a change of late, and that 
the Famous Players has proposed 
that Marcus Loew continue the 
present daily change picture enter- 
tainment at the New York until 
such time as Loew and the F. I*. 
mutually agree to discontinue it. 
This, says the report, may account 
for the delay in fixing the policy for 
the new State. 

Loew's State is a daily topio 
among all show people. Unlimited 
curiosity is expressed In repeated 
questioning of showmen as to the 
nature of the entertainment Mr. 
Loew Intends placing in the State. 
First reports said the New York's 
policy would be removed to the 
State, through F. P. having con- 
cluded to reconstruct the New York 
Into one mammoth theatre. The 
later stories of the altered F. P. plan 
and the Loew retention of the New 
York further complicates the haz- 
ards of those who venture to say 
what the State will play. 

In the new Loew's State office 
building portion of the structure, to- 
gether with the 46th street office 
annex, teems certain to open May 
1. All of the buildings on the Loew 
Broad way-45th street site have beeit 
closed Jn through extraordinary 
rapid work, and the office building 
on the Broadway side presents about 
the most attractive and Imposing 
-ront. of any office building uptown* 



Friday, March 

h ii, m i I 


Edna Bett Haa Role Created by Ina Claire— "Savage 
and Woman" Success Due to Indian Star—. 
Maugham Sex Play Produced. 

London, March t. 

•Tolly With a Past," presented at 
m. James's, March 2, has gone over 
to a Dig success. The piece was 
given a magnificent reception on its 
opening night, and Edna Best, in 
the role created by Ina Claire In 
New York, gives a brilliant perform- 
ance. The rest of the cast is un- 
usually important throughout 

"The Savage and the Woman," 
which is reminiscent of Robert Ede- 
son's "Strongheart," also looks like 
a probable winner, principally 
through the personality of Young 
Buffalo, who is starred in the pro- 
duction. Opened at the Lyceum 
March 3, the show was greeted by a 
packed house, and at the end of the 
final curtain Young Buffalo was the 
recipient of an enormous ovation. 
The play is an old-fashioned melo- 
drama, full of sensational material. 
It deals With a red Indian's love 
for a white girl and her's for him. 
At the last it is discovered he is 
an English earl, so that the racial 
wrinkle is ironed out. The stag- 
ing is good 1 , but aside from the star 
the cast is ordinary. 

"The Circle," by Somerset 
Maugham, was given its premiere 
at the Haymarket, March t. It is a 
very nasty sex thing, and not any 
too well played. In fact, the first 
night audience several times ex- 
horted the actors to speak up. 

"Love," a very amateurish comedy 
in which a man hesitates between 
two women, opened at the Play- 
house, M-irch 5. 


*SSJfiKi lv te000,000 ALLIANCE FILM 


Heroine Is Murderess, Hero 
Detective Who Loves Her. 


Announces Rights to "Daniel" and 


Paris, March t. • 
Archibald Selwyn, here for sev- 
eral weeks, was seen at the press 
performance this week of "Lilas," 
and stated re has acquired the 
American rights to "Daniel," In 
which Sarah Bernhardt appeared 
here and which has been running 
for some time in London, and 
"Chasseur de Chez Maxim," now at 
the Palais Royal. 

Mr. Selwyn declared that Sam H. 
Harris is his partner in the deals. 
Both plays p.-obably will be offered 
in New York next season. 

So Deputies Fear to Subsidize 
Paris Opera 

Paris, Feb. 24. 

The French Chamber of Deputies 
(Congress) has rejected the pro- 
posed extra 700.000 francs a year for 
the Paris Opera, although having 
previously voted the additional sub- 
vention. The proposition was turned 
down by the Senate and when again 
discussed in the Chamber led to 
some lively speeches which led to 
the majority revoking the earlier de- 

Maurice de Rothschild opposed 
the measure introduced by the Min- 
ister of Public Instruction and Fine 
Arts, attacking the management of 
the Opera by Rouche, referring to 
the late strike and complaining cer- 
tain singers had been dismissed 
though they had taken no part in 
the strike. 

Some rural deputies, favorable to 
supporting the Opera, feared to vote 
openly on the question, not to run 
the risk of being accused by their 
country constituents of voting money 
for keeping up ballet girls in the 
capital. The Minister In hie appeal 
explained the Opera is now being 
run at a loss of an average of 12,000 
francs each performance, and that 
"Valkyrie" and "Faust" only 
brought sufficient receipts to cover 
expenses. If the extra subvention, 
now only 800,000 francs (never in- 
creased since 1871) waa not granted 
he thought it would not be possible 
to settle a dispute with the staff 
which might soon arise. His appeal 
did not avail. 

Revue Artiste in Legit 

Paris, March t. 
"Madame Sans Gene" is being re- 
vived at the Porte Saint-Martin the- 
atre this week, with Mme. Mistin- 
guett In the title role, supported by 
Pierre Magnler, Andre Calmettes, 
Daragon, Lucy Marell and Carletta 

Paris, March I. 

"The Heart of Lilas," a new 
drama of the underworld, written 
by Charles Henry Hirsch and Tris- 
tan Bernard, was nicely received 
upon its premiere at the Theatre 
de Paris on March 6. Leon Volterra 
is the producer, with Andre Brule 
the star and Madeleine Lely his 
chief support. 

The critics praise the work, which 
is a melodrama in three acts. It 
tells of an elderly man, accustomed 
to visiting women in Tenderloin 
houses, who is found murdered. The 
victim's foreman is accused by the 
authorities, who apparently are un- 
willing to reveal the dead man's 
private life because of the high 
standing of his family. Andre, a 
young detective, is convinced the 
prisoner is innocent, but thinks a 
girl named Lilas, previously arrest- 
ed and released, is Implicated in 
the crime. He obtains quarters in 
a shady lodging house, there mak- 
ing Lilas' acquaintance, and falls in 
love with her. She reciprocates his 
affection, and he takes her into the 
country, there proposing marriage. 
The girl accidentally ascertains An- 
dre is connected with the police and, 
in outraged indignation at what she 
considers his trickery, denounces 
him. She confesses the crime, de- 
clares it was committed inadvert- 
ently. He professes his love is un- 
changed, but the girl shoots her- 
self, leaving Andre broken-hearted. 

Volterra put the play on In suc- 
cession to the expensive "L'Homme 
a la Rose," and announces several 
new subjects that have been ac- 
cepted for future production at this 
theatre. One is a play by Pierre 
Wolff, another an English comedy 
adapted by Francis de Croisset and 
Robert de Flers. In addition, there 
are "Les Don Juanes," by Marcel 
Prevost; "Moliere," by J. J. Frappa 
and H. Dupuy-Mazuel, and Maeter- 
linck's "La Puissance de la Mort." 


London Staff Dismissed with Verbal Notice — Studio 
Employes Expect Same Fate— $1,000,000 Stock* 
Sale in Court Action. 


Laurillard Will Bargain For 

Edward Laurillard is due to come 
to New York from London shortly 
to negotiate for the English rights 
to a number of American legitimate 
successes. Among other produc- 
tions he will contract for are George 

White's "Scandals of 1920," taking 
over the production intact but re- 
cruiting an all-English cast. 

William J. Wilson has cabled he 
is coming over to have a look at 
George M. Cohan's "Mary," with a 
view to staging it in London for 
J. L. Sacks, who has the English 


Conflict with Dolly Sisters in Sams 
Show Smoothed Out. 


"Berg Zoom" Given Good Reception 
at Bernhardt Theatre. 



Mme. Daynee-Grassot, the actress, 
aged 85, who recently retired, has 
been operated on for cataract. 


Lionel Laroze and Jean Richepin 
are busy on a four-act play, con- 
cerning "Pascal." 

Trebor, manager of the Theatre 
Michel, has acquired the summer 
lease of the Ba-Ta-Clan, and will 
present melodrama, opening with 
Zola's "L'Assommoir." 

The recent action of Silvaln and 
Jaubert, Joint authors of a version 
of Eschyle's tragedy "Persians" 
against the Revue des Deux Mondes 
to constrain the publishers to insert 
their reply to criticism of the play, 
has been decided In favor of the 
plaintiffs. The ruling has come as a 
surprise in newspaper circles, and 
the critics threaten to ignore future 
productions by Silvain. who is the 
doyen of the Comcdie Francaise. As 
an author can now legally compel 
a French Journal to print his ex- 
planation when he considers the re- 
port as an adverse criticism, the 
question of reporting new plays 
until the law is changed is being 
discussed. The Syndicate of the 
Parisian Press is studying the situ- 
ation created by the judgment of the 
French courts, and a change of leg- 
islation is demanded. It Is possible 
a bill will be introduced into the 
French parliament modifying the 

"La Petite Mariee," the comic 
opera of Charles Lecocq, produced 

at the Renaissance in lt>75, has been 
revived at the Mogador, as already 
reported by cable. The \ ok by 
Leterrler and Vanloo bears a mossy 
appearance. San Carlo has had an 
amorous adventure with the wife of 
the local podesta in an Italian city, 
and the said magistrate Is deter- 
mined to treat him in the same 
manner when San Carlo marries. 
However he is disarmed by tb- art- 
lessness of the little bride (hence the 
title), and finally renounces all idea 
of revenge. Jay Gould, who is now 
personally at the head of the man- 
agement of the Theatre Mogador, 
formerly Palace (managed by Alfred 
Butt), has supplied a fitting mount- 

Paris, March 1. 

The comedy of Sacha Guitry, **La 
Prise de Berg -op -Zoom," was re- 
vived at the Theatre Sarah Bern- 
hardt on March 2 with a cast in- 
cluding MM. Baron, Jr., Chamerory 
and de Couer and Mmes. Printemps, 
Jean Danjou, Gorgette Armand and 

This play was produced some 
years ago at the Vaudeville, with 
the author in the chief role, that of 
the Police Commissioner, and now 
again meets with a flattering re- 
ception. The story of the married 
woman, who is courted by an ele- 
gant police captain and who finally 
promises him a tender kiss on the 
anniversary of the fall of Berg-op- 
Zoom (herself tearing off a few 
dates from the calendar to hasten 
the time) is wittily told. 

London, March t. 

"The League of Notions ' will re- 
tain the Trix. girls, Helen and Jo- 
sephine, who have been the out- 
standing hit of that production, 
which also contains the Dolly Sla- 
ters, Jennie and Rosie. 

The two pairs of sisters were in 
a clash for a while, but are now 
reported to have smoothed out their 
differences. During the conflict the 
Trix girls gave notice they would 
not renew their contract with the 
Charles B. Cochran show. After 
peace had been declared the Misses 
Trix signed for another term. 

The Trix Sisters have grown ex- 
ceedingly popular in "The League 
of Notions." Besides having been 
called upon to appear before royalty 
numerous times, their services have 
been in strong demand for the mak- 
ing of phonograph records over 


Cecily Debenham Geta 500 Pounds 

Against Publishers 


London, March 9. 
Ben Blumenthal, foreign sales 
representative for Famous Players, 
expected here this week, went 
instead to Berlin. He left the 
Adriatic at Cherbourg and pro- 
ceeded at once to the German capi- 
tal. The exact object of his visit 
there is not divulged here, but it is 
believed to be for the purpose of 
arranging details of the deal be- 
tween Famous Players and the 
Unions Film Aktler.gesellschafft 
(UFA), whereby the two companies 
are to handle each other's products. 

London, March 9. 

The Alliance Film Corporation. 

the 15,000,000 concern whoso officer* 
and director* soon must appear In 
court in connection with charges in- 
volving approximately $1,000,000 of 
stock sales, is apparently on the 
brink of complete dissolution. Noth- 
ing but chaos exists at the head 
office of the corporation. Saturday, 
the office staff was given verbal , 
notice of dismissal by the secre- 
tary .of the company, and, while the . 
employes at the studio have not yet 
received their notice of discharge, 
all are standing around doing noth- 
ing and expecting to be out of Jobs 
most any day 

Only three directors of the cor- 
poration — Messrs. Hutchinson^ 
Raper and H enter — are in London 
at present, and they seemingly are 
without power to prevent the shut- 
down. The only person who could 
prevent it is a wealthy member of 
the board who has seen a lot of hit 
money wasted already in the enter- 
prise and is not likely to risk any, 

"Carnival," the massive produc- 
tion in which Matheson Lang Is 
starred, has been pronounced by all 
critics as one of the most perfect 
film features ever turned out In 
Great Britain, but owing to the 
muddled condition of Alliance's af- 
fairs, it is a question if it can be 
used as an asset for a long time to 
come. Contracts with British ex- 
hibitors for the display of the film 
have not been confirmed, nor have 
the contracts for foreign and other 
territorial rights. 

Harley Knoles, erstwhile Famous 
Players' director, who came ever 
here especially to make "Carnival,* 
is traveling about the country with 
a print of it, presenting it at trade 
showings only. But even if he Is 
successful in obtaining contracts 
for the film, it is questionable If 
they can be carried out, because the 
print he has with him is the only 
one that has been completed. When 
others will be made is a matter for 
the future — and probably, the courts 
— to determine. 

Sir Walte - De Freeoe, whose name 
was a powerful magnet In attract* 
ing investors to Alliance, and who 
is one of the directors summoned in 
the pending suits, is said to have 
put up th) mcr.ey for the trade 
showing here and in the provinces. 
He tried in this way to save the 
situation for Alliance but Is said 
to have refused to do more. 

"Nelly" at the Theatre de la Gaite 
seems to . have caught on, This 
musical comedy in three acts was 
known at the Oxford theatre, Lon- 
don, as "Maggie" by Thompson. 
Jacques Bousequet and Henri Falk 
have supplied the French book, 
while the music of Marcel I.attes, 
who conducted at the premiere, 
pleases the Parisians. 

London, March 9. 

Cecily Debenham, musical com- 
edy star, has been awarded a ver- 
dict of 500 pounds damages against 
a firm of newspaper publishers 
whom she sued fo libel. Evidence 
was introduced showing that the 
defendants published a photograph 
of the actress wheeling a baby car- 
riage, the contention being that the 
caption or. the picture gave readers 
to understand the baby was that of 
Miss Debenham. 

The actress is unmarried. 

May Ward has passed through 
Paris on her way for a rest In the 
South of France from London, ac- 
companied by her husband, Freeman 
Bernstein. She states she will be 
bark soon for a longer stay. She 
has signed to appear in a picture 
play in England, "Black, the Dog," 
in April. 

The death is announced of Arthur 
K. Droulflon, French composer, aged 
58 j ears. 


Paris, Feb. 23. 

Really for a try out a new Russian 
comedienne vocalist, Sophie Goloub, 
made her debut at the Alhambra 
this week, prior to going to London, 
where she is expected to open at the 
Coliseum. She made good here, sing- 
ing in Russian, but comprehensible 
to all by the manner she rendered 
her songs. 

Mme. Eugenie Fugere. who has 
been absent from Paris for years, 
appeared in the same bill. 



Fraticelli in Charge 

Paris, Feb. 24. 
M. Fraticelli, who has been man- 
aging an independent stage society 
here, has been definitely appointed 
stage manager of the Theatre des 
Champs Ely sees by Jacques 

B0ST0CK LEFT £81,000 

Will of Menagerie Man Killed III 
Auto Crash Filed 

London, March f . 

The will of John WombeD 
Bostock, of Bostock's Road Men- 
agerie, who was killed in a motor 
accident some time ago, was filed 
for probate here this week. 

It was revealed by the documei I 
that the deceased, only SO year* 
old, died possessed of an estate 
valued at £31,000. 



London, Feb. 20. 
The slump has set in and scarcely 
any West End theatre is doing the 
business hoped, a sure sign of this 
being the diminishing crowds of 
devotees awaiting admission to the 
popular parts of the house. Mean- 
while rents continue to soar. Five 
hundred pounds is quite a normal 
figure and in one case where the 
rentage is a mere trifle of £350, ten 
per cent, on the gross takings is 
exacted by the landlord if the pay- 
boxes show £1.200. Therefore if 
the tenant plays to capacity and 
does £2,400, Mr. Philanthropist- 
Landlord takes £590 without any 
eapeltss; or risk. 

"The Garden of Allah" has broken 
dll records for Drury Lane, where 
previously the most popular spec- 
tacillar melodrama has had to eomc 
off to allow of the production of 
the annual pantomime. The three 

hundredth performance has n. 
taken place. When the Hltchens 
play does fiomh the old building will 
probably pass into the hands of the 
builders for big structural altera- 
tions. It is said that over £100,000 
has been i pent by the management 
in bringing exits, etc., up to county 
council requirements. 

Dorothy Reeve, the cousin of Ada 
Reeve and the only member of the 
family to take up the dramatic side 
of the profession, has sailed for 
Canada as leading woman of the 
Percy Hutchison-Walter -loward 
company which will present such 
popular Lyceum favorites as "The 
Midnight Wedding" and "The 
Prince and the Beggar Maid" She 
has already played leads with Her- 
bert Sleath, WeedOtl (Jrossmith and 
the Brothers Melville. On this tour, 
which opens in Montreal Feb. 28, 

(Continued on p;;ge 22) 

iday, March 11, 





"amoui Players Sags to 66, Although Street Tips 
# Common as a Buy — Loew Holds Fairly Well — 
Future Course Clouded. 

The amusement stock* were 
ilightly reactionary thia week, al- 
though trading was so narrow that 
jie prico trends were not significant. 
The demand for the film and theatre 
group appeared to have run its 
course. It was a case of no influ- 
ence either way and, as usually 
happens under these circumstances, 
the movement was slightly down- 
ward. Famous eased off to 66 as 
igainst a high on the movement of 
totter than 68. Loew drifted to 
II, but on Wednesday recovered 
iharply to better than 17. Orpheum 
ileo was off to 26, two points un- 
ler its best since Jan. 1. 

Transactions in the amusements 
bave been at a minimum. Tuesday 
there was not a trade in Famous 
Players until nearly noon and the 
lay's turnover reached only 500 
ihares. Wednesday no dealings 
same out up to noon. Wall street 
tinkers who are interested in Fa- 
nous Players are said to have 
jpenly recommended Famous Play- 
prs as a promising buy either for 
"probable appreciation" (which is 
the frock -coat-top-hat equivalent of 
"plunge for a quick profit") or for 
Investment. The word has gone out 
that the annual statement will show 
between $25 and $28 a share net 
mrned on the common for 1920, and 
it is said that this figure does not 
reflect all the excellent showing of 
the business. 

This indefinite statement might 
mean a good many things, such as a 
generous provision for depreciation 
In the statement or healthy growth 
of earnings since Jan. 1. What the 
letails of the rumored advantages 
In positions are did not come out. 
However, one of the leading finan- 
cial men in the company is reported 
to have declared the takings of the 
company's Broadway theatre prop- 
erties have been exceptionally grati- 
fying. Last Sunday was one of 
those mild days, which, at this sea- 
son would ordinarily be expected 'to 
draw patronage away from the the- 
atres, but the box office takings of 
the Rialto, Rivoll are said to have 
been large. The film business in 
general is said to have been good 
in all its branches during January 
and February. 

In the case of Famous Players the 
price reaction probably comes from 
the fact that partisans of the stock 
have bought to their limit in the ef- 
fort to discount the 1920 statement 
and now axe awaiting develop- 
ments. When the buying power of 
a stock is used up, it always reacts 
somewhat Holders are content to 
hold on for the long pull while no 
new demand is present to drive the 
price higher. Thus trifling sales by 
weak holders are reflected in dis- 
proportionate setbacks. 

Orpheum is under the same influ- 
ence. There never was any ques- 
tion of the substantial nature of this 
security for investment; its 1920 
consolidated statement showed the 
dividend earned twice over and the 
figures for January, 1921, disclose 
a gain of nearly a third in net 
profits over last year. Nevertheless 
the issue was lifeless and dropped 
two points to 26 in minimum deal- 
ings. For four business sessions 
there was not a trade in the stock. 
This illustrates the trend of values. 
All Influences surrounding the stock 
were favorable, but it sagged from 
Pure inanition. 

This development was the reverse 
of expectations, for Interests identi- 
fied with the company looked for the 
stock 'to go to 30 by March. The 
Performance of Loew was mystify- 
ing. It had advanced steadily from 
*• to 18, and then, for no reason 
discernible on the surface, retraced 
the gained ground. On Wednesday 
it showed some animation, getting 
back to better than 17, again actu- 
ated by nothing in sight. 

Wall street, or at least the spec- 
ulative .side of the financial com- 
munity, looks forward with ■ good 
deal of uncertainty. The market 
u Pset of last November and Decem- 
ber is fresh in their minds and a 
disuiipoirument in the expectation 
of a brisk advance for March 
*°<i]U not occasion great surprise. 

i-ast October everybody looked 

for a reactionary market until eiec- 

'°n and an advance afterward. 

■«yer« held off until after the first 

Tuesday following the first Monday, 
fully intending to get in then. But 
nothing stirred after election day 
and holders unloaded. Since Jan. 
1 all the talk has indicated a down- 
ward course of prices until the 
taking over of the government by 
the new administration and an up- 
turn coming promptly after March 
4. It is still pretty early to say 
that t!.ls prophesy has failed to ma- 
terialize, but Wall street is begin- 
ning to figure on a repetition of the 
autumn upset. There is also the 
European situation to be weighed 
and interpreted in terms of market 
prices. The developments so far 
have been received with striking 
complacency, the only flurry notice- 
able being a sharp break in the rate 
for sterling exchange on Tuesday. 

One trader took the view that 
March would tell the tale. If the 
definite upturn did not get under 
way before April 1, he figured, it 
would 1 probably mean a long trad- 
ing market, characterized by nar- 
row price movements and a chart 
line of unimportant zig-zags, but 
holding in a generally horizontal 

Goldwyn's position is entirely in 
the dark. Only two trades have 
come out from the Curb, one of a 
100-share lot and one of 400 shares, 
all at the 5V4 level. This is only a 
point and a half better than the 
stock's extreme low of last fall and 
would not seem to point to any sub- 
stantial betterment in the com- 
pany's position. Triangle continues 
to be a dead issue on the Broad 
street market, Both sides seem to 
be holding on until something else 
cornea out of the house cleaning 
process which has just gone into the 
courts. It is significant that nobody 
appears to be interested in working 
the price up for a turn on the short 

The summary of transactions 
March S to 9 Inclusive, are as fol- 


Boston Judge Denies Petition 
for Accounting. 

Boston, March 9. 
The petition of Con Conrad, a 
song writer, against the Buckeye 
Producing Co., producers of "Broad- 
way Brevities," which ended a four 
weeks' run at the Shubert her«v Sat- 
urday, was denied by a judge in 
the equity session of the Superior 
Court. Conrad sought an accounting 
for profits under an alleged contract 
to write the words and music used 
in the show. 

Conrad claimed he was engaged 
to write the lyrics and music and 
was to get lVs per cent, of the gross 
receipts. He said he told the pro- 
ducers originally he would charge 
"the usual," which, he explained, 
meant 2 ] er cent, of the gross re- 
ceipts, but later modified it by % 
per cent., because all the songs used 
in the show were not his. 

The master who heard the facts in 
the case reported that while Con- 
rad Had been a writer of songs for 
fifteen years, he was not qualified 
to use the trade significance of the 
phrase "the usual," because he was 
not an expert in writing "produc- 
tion numbers." 

Allen K. Foster, stage director 
with the show, said the agreement 
was that Conrad was to write the 
music and lyrics, but was not to re- 
ceive any remuneration, as the pro- j 
duction was not In shape to pay him 
anything. Foster claimed he had 
told Conrad that all he could offer 
him in lieu of money was such ad- 
vertising as a song writer would get 
from a successful musical revue and 


City Assemblyman Introduces Sweeping Measure 
Wiping Out All Old, Obsolete Blue Laws-* 
Would Repeal Statutes Against Sunday Shows. 

^mn ■■! ■ ' ' 

Albany, March 9. 
A sizzling backfire was started in 
the New York Assembly this week 
when Assemblyman Frederick L. 
Hackenberg. representing the Four- 
teenth District in the greater city, 
introduced a sweeping measure 
which would wipe out all the dead 
letter blue laws on the statute 
books. Including the ancient section 
of the penal law which prohibits 
Sunday performances. 

The "kick" of the proposal lies in 
the fact that it » shows plainly that 
half a dozen of the old blue laws 
are absurd and have not been in 
force for- years. All the curfew laws 
would be cleared away and many 
restrictions upon personal liberty 
which have not been invoked for 
decades would be repealed. 

Mr. Hackenburg's proposal in- 
cludes an enactment of an amend- 
ment to the civil rights law permit- 
ting State and loca 1 legislation re- 
stricting personal liberty. This 
amendment adds a new section to 
be known as section 10, providing 
that "No citizen of the State shall 
be deprived of or restricted in the 
exercise of any right of governing 
his individual conduct or his per- 
sonal happiness in such manner as 
he may deem proper, provided the 

stated that if the show was success- public peace and safety is not 
ful there would be a demand foi {thereby endangered. No ordinance, 
his songs, which would be "turned • resolution, rule or regulation of any 

there has scarcely been a conviction 
under them in a decade. They are 
used now principally for blackmail- 
ing purposes. 

Section 8S0 of the penal law la 
amended so as to permit parachute 
jumping from balloons. No penalty 
under this section has been enforced 
in this State for many years. 

Section 833 of the penal law, re- 
lating to puppet shows and rope and 
wire walking and dancing, la re* 
pealed. This is another obsolete 
section of the law. At the present 
time such shows are prohibited. 

Another measure repeals section 
834 of the penal law, relating te the 
prohibiting of certain exhibitions 
without permission of town authori- 
ties. This section has been much 
abused and many legitimate cir- 
cuses, carnival companies and the 
like have been subjected to unrea- 
sonable fees for license privileges 
under its workings. 

Transfer Provision. 

Section 942 of the penal law which 
prohibits the transfer of a compli- 
mentary or personal ticket of ad- 
mission to* a place of amusement 
is also repealed on the principle that 
a ticket of admission is gooi for 
admission and cannot be restricted 
as to the user thereof. 

Another bill repeals article 114 of 
the penal Law which relates to 

66% -1% 

16* .. 

6« -H 
88% -H 

16% + % 

Thursday— Sale*. High. Low. I^ait. Ch*. 

Fam. Play-L. . .3000 68 67% 67% + ft 

Lo«w. Inc 2400 16% 16% 16%.. 


Fam. Play-L... 400 68% 67 67%-% 

do pref 100 83 83 83—1 

Ix*w. Inc 3500 16% 16% 16% + % 

Bostol sold 145 Orpheum at 26%027%. 


Fam. Play-L... 900 66% 66 

Loew, Inc. 100 16% 16% 

Fam. Play-L... 2700 67% 66 

do pref 100 83% 83% 

Loew. Inc 2400 17% 10% 

Chicago cold 50 Orpheum at 27. 

Fam. Play-L... 500 66% 66 66 .. 

I/lew, Inc 3000 17% 16% 17 + % 

Orpheum 400 28% 26 26 — 1% 

Chicago sold 125 Orpheum at 26926%. 

Fam. Play-L... 300 65% 65% 65% — % 

Loew, Inc 1000 17% 16% 17 .. 

Orpheum 100 25% 25% 25% — % 


Thursday — Sales. High. Low. Last. Chg. 

Goidwyn 100 5% 5% 5%.. 

Tuesday — 

Goldwyn 200 5% 5% 5%.. 


be passed so as to conflict with the article is now unnecessary, alt such 

loose," and he would derive a reve- | city, town, village or county shall | prize fighting and sparring. This 
nue in that way. 

Conrad claimed the show was 
earning gross receipts of $18,000 
weekly ind as he was not receiv- 
ing his royalties, to wl.ich he 
claimed he was entitled, he asked 
the court to name a receiver to take 
charge of the receipts pending a dis- 
position of his case and also to en- 
Join the management from permit- 
ting the properties of the show to be 
removed from the jurisdiction of the 
Massachusetts court until his claim 
was established 1 . 

The master found there was no 
agreement for the 1 % per cent, 

provisions of this action. All acts, 
or parts of acts, inconsistent with 
the provisions of this act are hereby 
repealed." • 

"Aark-vark" Races Barred. 

In the amendment to section 987 
of the penal law Mr. Hackenburg 
has included with horses all ani- 
mals from aark-varks to zebras and 
has also included automobiles, bal- 
loons, flying machines, kites, steam- 
boats, powerboats, sailboats, row- 
boats or any combination thereof, 
and other mechanical devices that 

or reward, thus lucidly clarifying 
the section of the law. The pres- 
ent law simply provides that horses 
and other animals, not specifying 

activtles being regulated by the 
state athletic commission. 

Another measure repeals section 
2146 of the penal law, relating to 
public sports on Sunday. A recent 
amendment to the section legalized 
Ashing on Sunday but this measure 
allow all public sports on Sunday. 

Section 2149 of the penal law at 
present provides that any person 
who exposes or offers for sale any 
goods or merchandise on Sunday 
shall in addition to the fine Imposed 
forfeit all such goods, the same te 

may not be raced for any bet, stake , *>« sold and th , e Proceeds given to 

the overseer of the poor. No one 

Syracuse, N. T.. Mardh 9. 
While playing at Keith's in "The | the animals, shall not be raced for 

End of the World," Sam Llobert 
and Marie Lawrence of the com- 
pany were married Saturday by 
Deputy City Clerk George Hancock, 
Llebert gave his age as 32; his 
wife, 24. 


The other amendments proposed 
are as follows: 

Repealing sections 100 to 10S of 
the penal Law, relating to adultery. 
These are obsolete sections and 


One of the biggest contracts given 
an American turn for English book- 
ings was closed this week with 
Odlva and Captain Adams. It calls 
for 72 weeks starting late In May, 
the salary being 250 pounds sterling 
weekly. It is provided that the act 
be paid the equivalent in American 
money at the normal pre-war rate 
of exchange— $4.86. The contract 
salary is net. 

Odiva will take 9 sea lions now 
used in the act and it is agreed 
each house management is to pay 
one half of the fish bill for feeding 
the animals. The swimmer has not 
played England for 18 years. 


New Orleans, March 9. 

The Lyric, catering to colored 
people, has been giving special 
midnight perfoi mances at different 
times for white people only with 
unusual suceess. 

Now comes the Sacnger Amuse- 
ment Co., announcing it will give a 
special midnight showing of Chaplin 
in "The Kid,"' one week prior to Its 
scheduled booking at the Strand 
feeling there are enough peopl 

ever heard of seizing the stock of 
a merchant under the provision* of 
this section. 

Section 2151 of the penal law pro- 
hibiting parades on Sunday is also 

Another * measure provides for 
theatrical performances on Sundays, 
repealing section 2152 of the penal 
law which now prohibits the same. 


Will Join 

"Ladies of 

Jury* In 

The wife of Herbert Greshnm the 
play director who recently died will 
return to the stage. She will ap- 
pear in "Ladies of the Jury," a 
vaudeville production starting next 
week, taking the role of the "fore- 
woman of the jury." 

The act Is a satire on all -women 
juries, now possible through equal 
suffrage. It was produced by 
Clarence .Tacobson. having been 
written by Howard Emmett 
Rodgers. Frank Fay Interpolated 
some bits. 

Ethel Gresham, a daughter of the 
late director, has been in the city 
since it opened. 



waiting and anxious to view ilt» . jj,, . Thirteen Letters. She Was Uorn on the Thirteenth of June. ^ Married 
film to piJek the Liberty, where ihe (lM Thirteenth of May. Opening on the Oin, m Circuit March Thirteen 

•owl show" is to be given. 

(.Sunday Next) at Omaha 


That the Nora Bayes show, "Her 
Family Tree." may go abroad be* 
fame known this week when it wae 
learned 1. hart Carle Canton had made 
an offer to take the piece to Lon- 
don and produce it at the Princess 
theatre there in April. 

The venture calls for some slight 
changes being made in the book to 
suit the foreign public with the cast 
and scenery being taken over In • 
tact. The project is not definite as 


Salt Lake City, March 9. 
When 'Tutting It Over," played 
f'untuges here, it developed 'the act's 
manager, John It. Layden had mar- 
lied the Sunday before at Loe 
Angeles. Ruth Trammel of that city, 
non -profcMHional, who is ac* 
eompany her husbnnd on the Pan 



Friday, March tl, 1821 


Three More Restrictive Measures Affecting Theat- 
ricals Introduced — Penalties for Seating Behind 
Post or Overselling Seating Capacity. 

Harrlsburg, March 9. 

Deducting employment commis- 
sions from actors' salaries if the 
money deducted is to be sent out- 
side of Pennsylvania would become 
illegal if a bill just introduced in 
the legislature becomes a law. Rep- 
resentative Harold C. Pike, Mont- 
gomery county, .Is the sponsor of 
the bill. It prohibits any individ- 
ual, firm or corporation engaged In 
the amusement business . from 
making any deductions unless the 
commissions are to go to persons or 
firms within this Commonwealth. 
The penalty for a first offense is 
$500 and for a second offense it is 
$500 or six months in jail, or both. 

If the manager of a theatre sells 
a ticket behind a post or other place 
in his playhouse where a clear view 
of the stage is not possible, he can 
be fined from $10 to $25, or if he 
does not pay the fine be sent to jail 
for five days. These* provisions are 
in a measure offered by Represen- 
tative Joseph M. Denning, Schuyl- 
kill county. His bill provides that 
in all places of amusement every 
seat shall be so arranged that the 
occupant can obtain a "full, fair and 
complete view of the stage during 
the performance." 

A third bill relating to amusement 
places came from Representative 


Wife of 

Famous 'Cellist Throws 
Self in Lake. 

Chicago, March 9. 

Mrs. Bruno Steindl, wife of 
America's most famous 'cellist, her- 
self a concert pianist, committed 
suicide by throwing herself in Lake 
Michigan. Steindl was in the East 
with the Chicago Grand Opera Com- 

Mrs. StendVs mind had been af- 
fected since her husband's difficul- 
ties, when he was charged with be- 
ing a German sympathizer, as a re- 
sult of which he resigned from the 
Chicago Symphony Orchestra. Since 
then she has been in a sanitarium 
at times, and recently was seen on 
the streets, acting strangly. Steindl's 
brothers have been in vaudeville as 
the Steindl Trio, instrumentalists. 


Instructs Lawyers to Stop Her 
Magician Nephew. 

Mine. Adelaide Herrmann, widow 
of the Great Herrmann, magician, 
has instructed House, Grossman & 
Vorhaus. her attorneys, to enjoin 
Felix kretschman, a tfaudevllfe 
magician now on tho Loew circuit, 
from using "Hermann the Great," 
or "The Great Hermann." While 
only one "r" distinguishes one from 
the other typographically, Mrs. 
Herrmann's grievance is that the 
similarity is too close, considering 
her offering is parenthetically billed 
as "the widow of the Great Herr- 

Kretschman, who is a nephew of 
Mrs. Herrmann's, signed an agree- 
ment Dec. 30, 1909, when Mrs. Herr- 
mann was about to bring similar 
proceedings at that time, agreeing 
to desist from using the litigated 
billing professionally. Tho late 
magician's widow is of the opinion 
he has been employing that "name 
for some time on the road, and 
through her counsel has instructed 
the Loew people to that effect. 


Syb.l Schwartz Asks $15,000 Heart 

Leo Edwards, brother of Gus Ed- 
wards, and associated with the 
Shapiro- Bernstein Music Publishing 
Co., is named defendant in a $15,000 
breach of 'promise suit begun by 
Arnold W. Blumberg, Philadelphia, i Sybil Schwartz in the New York 
and it prohibits the sale of more Supreme Court. 
tickets of admission than the seat- The complainant, who is a non- 
ing capacity of a playhouse The! professional, is represented by 
provisions of this bill relate to' Gross & April. She alleges they 


Has Carte Blanche from J. J. 8hu- 
bert — Interested in "Count- Ups. 


Keith Bookers Declare Laugh Producers Will B* 
Given Preference Next Season — Cite "All- 
Comedy" Bill as an Example. 

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Comedian, Out of "Brevities," Ap 
pears -at Lawrence. 

theatres, moving picture house? or 
other places of amusement where a 
charge is made for admission. The 
penalty for violation is a fine of $25 
to $100, or imprisonment for one to 
three months, or both at the discre- 
tion of the court. 


Left "Hitchy Koo H at Bluefield. Va., 
Feb. 19. 

The mysterious disappearance of 
Jack Miller (Miller and Davis), both 
members of Marty Sampter's 
"Hitchy Koo of 1020," ^Jille the 
company was at HimnVid, Va., has 
not been solved. 

Miller vanished Saturday, Feb. 19, 
and was last seen at 11 p. m. on 
that date. He left his trunks and 
other personal belongings. The act 
is man and wife, who were doing 
a blackface turn on the Southern 
Keith Circuit when the manager of 
the Sampter aggregation signed 
them. Thoy, opened with the 
Hitchy Koo" in Birmingham. 

The Bluefield authorities took the 
caso in hand and" sent out a general 
alarm and a description of the miss- 
ing artist, but all efforts to locate 
him have so far proved fruitless. 

were engaged to be married in No- 
vember, 1919; that .they were con- 
stantly seen together and that Mr. 
Edwards was wont to Introduce her 
at the time as his "future wife." 


The controversy betweea Bert 
Clark (Clark and Arcaro) and the 
Orpheum executives was patched up 
this week with the result the act 
will open on the- Orpheum time 
March 14 at Memphis. 

Pittsburgh, March 9. 

There's a new man on the road 
for the Shuberts. He is Arthur 
Sheldon and is reinforced with a 
letter of authority from J. J. Shu- 

The letter gives Sheldon carto 
blanche when in a Shubert house 
and also permits him to move about 
without explicit instructions. N 

It is said Mr. Sheldon usually ar- 
rives at a 'theatre Just about the 
time the count-up commences. 

Boston, March 9. 

Bert Williams, who played four 
weeks at the Shubert here with 
"Broadway Brevities/' flayed the 
Colonial in Lawrence, the Keith 
house, Sunday. Before he accepted 
the Keith offer JWilllams got in 
touch with the Shuberts and in- 
quired If it was permissible for him 
to do so. He was told that as 
"Broadway Brevities" finished Sat- 
urday and was going to Buffalo, and 
as he was playing the vaudeville en- 
gagement on his own time, there 
were nc objections. 

For several weeks past there has 
been a row on between the Keith 
house and the Cobe house in Law- 
rence, with both bidding for big acts 
for the Sunday shows. Eddie Can- 
tor, while here with the "Rounders," 
played the Cobe house on a Sunday, 
without permission from the Shu- 

Comedy acts will take precedence 
over all other type of entertainment 
for next season, in the opinion of the 
Keith bookers. The booking men 8 
have concluded that the public have 
been surfieted with the elaborate 
revues of the season past, where it 
was a not unusual thing to see 
three acts of the same type on a 
big time bill. 

The bookers contend that in jus- 
tice to the producers they continued 
to play this style of turn long after 
its usefulness and novelty had worn 
off, to the general deterioration of 
the* bills. Next season producers, 
they say, will put the* heavy pedal 
on the "laugh producing" styles in 
preference to the heavy production 
and big chorused type. 

To prove their contention they 
quoted figures produced from a MM 
cal house where an "all-comedy" bill- 
showed the biggest average gross 
for the week, excepting possibly 
when a big "name" was featured. 


William Kent Obliged to Leave 
Through Death of Father. 


In New Act with Fletcher Norton 
for Orpheum Time. 

Evelyn Nesbitt and Fletcher Nor- 
ton have teamed for vaudeville and 
are now rehearsing. After break- 
ing in for a week or two in the 
East, the turn will play out the rest 
of the season on the Orpheum Cir- 
cuit. It will be an Orpheum "office 



Shimmy Dancer Marries Pianist in 
Davenport, Iowa. 

Davenport, Iowa, March 9. 

Bee Talmer and Al Siegel, her 
pianist, were married here a week 
ago (March 2) at midnight by a 
local justice of the peace, while the 
Palmer act was at the Orpheum. 

Miss Palmer gave her age as 22. 
home as Chicago, and stated it 
was her first matrimonial venture. 
Siegel said he was 25 and lived in 
New York. 

There was some attempt to keep 
Mie marriage a secret 


Elizabeth Kennedy, 10 years old. 
who has appeared in legit with 
Maude Adams and Eleanor Painter, 
is rehearsing a novelty "kid" double 
turn with Ben (Jrauer, last in 
"Florodora," 11 years of age. 

The act is titled "Twin Stars" and 
is being staged by Sam Jaffee of the 
"Samson and Delilah' company. 


The Brighton theatre, Coney Isl- 
and, is scheduled to reopen for its 
regular summer season May 23. 
The Brighton will play two a day 
vaudeville this season, as formerly, 
with the bills supplied through 
Lawrence Goldie, of the Keith office. 

George Robinson will again oper- 
ate the Brighton. 

With the fourth change of the lead 
role, that of a comic, in "Bubbles," 
last week, the Chas. B. Maddock 
turn has made someching of a rec- 
ord in bad breaks in the cast. The 
father of William Kent was killed 
in an elevator accident in St. Paul 
Wednesday. The son Immediately 
withdrew. This brought William 
Lynn back to the act this week. 
Lynn was in the turn originally, and 
is said to have left because of ill- 
ness. He was succeeded by Bobby 
Woolsey. but the latter had a con- 
tract for'a show. Woolsey jumped 
into the act for four performances 
last week when Kent left. 

Kent was engaged to play in 
"Bubbles" for four weeks. It was 
intended* the business used in his 
own act was to be inserted in 
"Bubbles." The booking of Kent 
in two acts for the same bill brought 
about a change. It is not known 
when Kent will return. It is under- 
stood his father left a large estate. 


• • 

May Venture Out of Hospital 
Within Few Weeks. 

Nellie Revell, who has been at &U 
Vincent's Hospital for a year and a 
half, and most of that time bound 
in a plaster cast, was up and walk- 
ing around her room for brief 
periods this week. 

Recovery from her Illness is e±W 
pected. She may leave the hospitat 
within a few weeks, for short ex 1 * 
cursions at least. 


Removed to Hospital in New York, 
Suffering from Internal Trouble. 


Duffy and Sweeney, the vaudeville 
comedians, have dissolved partner*" 
ship. Sweeney Is to do a three-act 
with the Callahan Bros. 

Duffy's future plans arc unknown. 
At present he is ill. The team was 
forced to cancel an engagement at 
Proctor's 58th Street this week on 
account of Duffy's illness. 

Duffy and Sweeney have been a 
team since the end of the recent 
war, having formed a partnership 
while both were in service. Jimmy 
Duffy formerly was partnered with 
Jack Ingliss (Duffy and Ingliss). 

John Moran, of the Pat Casey 
Agency, is at the Presbyterian Hos- 
pital, New York, suffering from in- 
ternal trouble. Mr. Moran is re- 
ported in a serious condition. 

A couple of weeks ago Moran 
started for Florida to regain his 
health. At Jacksonville Moran's 
condition precluded further travel 
south and he was taken off the 
train, going to a local hospital. Later 
he returned to New York. 


Mother, Son and Daughter Each 
Appearing Alone. 


All artists' representatives doing 
business with the Keith office hava 
received Instructions to inform their 
acts that all "blue" or "suggestive* 
material must be eliminated forth* 

The order is in line with the re- 
cently instituted Keith "clean-up* 


Master Gabriel was stricken with 
pneumonia March 4 while playing 
the Colonial, Akron, Ohio, and waa 
unable to open at Keith's, Syracuse, 
March 7. 

The diminutive comedian is con* 
fined in a local hospital at Akron. 

Three "singles" where but one act 
bloomed before is the result of the 
disintegration of the former Luba 
Meroff turn. 

The son, Ben Meroff, la doing a 
•"tangle" on (Hi Loew Circuit; the 
daughter, Sonya, is doing likewise 
for the Keith office, and Luba Is 
offering her former turn. Lew 
Brown wrote all three acts. 



What JACK LAIT (Variety) Said: 

Lydia Barry grabbed the comedy 
honors. Miss Barry has Ween re- 
viewed in this department so often 
it need only he added that she never 
misses and sho has a sense and 
style of humor all her own and 
more material that answers this de- 

scription than most vamicvillinns. 
She kicked it through the roof Mon- 
day afternoon for a walloping wow. 
Always Working No Life Savers 

— Absolutely Alone. 
Direction, FRANK EVANS. 


Joseph Hart is going abroad next 
month accompained by his wife, 
Carrie Pe Marr, who retired from 
the stage several seasons ago. He 
is taking over a number of playbts 
which he will produce in England. 


Al Lewis (Lewis and Gordon) will 
sail for England in June on a com- 
bined business and pleasure trip. 



Regarding "Cleaninc: vp Vaudeville. 4 

Now playing 25th week on lx>ew cir- 
cuit, without having a Single "gatf" or 
"piece of business" cut out ; and tli'ie 

Aaron Hoffman may accompany 

him to supervise the staging of are some censors on this trip. 

"Welcome Stranger" in London. • Booked by J. H. LUB1N. 


iy , March 11, DM1 


t— *- 


Reported Sells-FIoto, Wallace Hagenbeck and Rob- 
inson Consolidation for Coliseum Will Total 130 
Cars— Split After Week in St Louis. 



Stag} Notables at Grandson* of St. 
Patrick Dinner March 16. 


The Friendly Grandsons of St". 

Ringling-Barnum ShowL Opens I wm +m nave their tmh annual 

dinner at (ho Waldorf -Astoria 

Here March 26. 

- It was reported in New York this 
week the Ballard -Muggivan in- 
terests have framed a mammoth 
circus to play three or four weeks 
the Coliseum, Chicago, followed 
a week in St. Louis, where it 
play under tops or in the Audi- 
mi. After that it will be sep- 
tfed into the various Ballard - 

Ittggi vun unitn, each of which will 
its own way for the balance of 
the season . 

The idea as it is outlined in 
Broadway talk is that the show will 
be made up of a combination of the 
Sells- Floto. 50 cars; Wallace- 
Hagenbeck. 50 cars; and John A. 
Bobinson. 30 car outfits, totalling 
•10 cats. This outfit is to open in 
Chicago, beginning late in' March. 
The merged show will be put into 
working order so that its three sec- 
tions can be split apart after St. 
Louis and take the road as smooth 
working separate organizations, 
having the advantage of a month's 
preparation in actual operation. 

The Ch.cago engagement beats 
the Ringling outfit Into the country's 
Second b'ggcst stand by several 
months, since the Ma: mim- Ringling 
outfit is set for six weeks at the 
Garden, Xew York. The Ringling 
schedule is understood to follow the 
old arrang >ment with Brooklyn un- 
<|fr canvas following the Garden 
•tand, then Philadelphia and tb,e re- 
turn north via Jersey City and 
. Newburgh, N. Y., as dates preced- 
ing the route into New England. It 
Is believer that the Ringlings have 
booked the show for several months 
have ro intention of disturb - 
the schedule for any opposition 

it may or may not develop. 

A big shipment of animal? from 

Carl Hagenbeck establishment 

Hamburg wa: landed in New 

fork for the Ringlings late last week 

tnd sent on to Bridgeport imme- 

liately. The elephant -riding tiger 

was among the lot. 

The Ballard-Muggivan people 

ive been around the agents within 

16 last two weeks looking up ma- 

jrlal. but none of their bookings, 
there has beer any, have become 

town. The Hanneforda are out of 
the Hippodrome this week, prepar- 
ing to Join the Sells-Floto show un- 
der a contract signed last season 
calling for three years* tour. 


Palace First Keith Date Since Last 
July ■ 

Kitty Gordon and Jack Wilson 
open an engagement at the Palace. 
New York. Monday, offering their 
separate acts with Miss Gordon 
doubling into Wilson's "s'ngle" at 
the completion of his offering later 
down in the bill. 

This Is the first appearance of the 
couple under the Keith banner In n 
long time they having been playing 
the Orpheum Circuit since last 

A mix up during an engagement 
at the Alhambra, in January a 
yeaT ago was later adjusted and the 
act placed several out of town 
Keith houses following. Upon that 
occasion Miss Gordon walked off 
the bi# at th A Harlem house with a 
several week lay off following be- 
fore the adjustment. 


Joe Leo has been assigned to gen- 
erally supervise # two more of the 
Fox houses at Springfield, Mass., 
and New Briton, Conn The^e the- 
atres wore formerly handled by 
John Zanft. 

This now gives Mr. Leo the su- 
pervision of five theatres. 

The combined Ringling Brothers- 
Barnum & Bailey Circus has been 
routed" to the coast this season, the 
first far western appearance of the 
combined show. Neither big show 
has been to the coast for four years. 

The combined show will open at play 
Madison .Square Garden, March -6, 
the opening being about two weeks 
later than last year, though it fs 
again booked at the Garden for five 
weeks. It will have the same "kick 
off." shooting across the Mississippi 
about wuly 15. 

In addition to the HagenLacl ani- 
mals, there will also be eight pola 
bears* and a herd of trained camels 
as added arena turns. As a special 
f«v.ture of the menagerie, the Ring- 
ling Bros, will exhibit a real gorilla, 
the first, it is claimed by the Ring- 
ling office, to be shown here with a 
circus in many years. Most of the 
animals called "gorillas" shown 
with circuses have really been 

The same admission scale of $3 
top will obtain for the Garden en- 
gagement as last year. 

Wedneuday, March 16. Jack Lewis, 
founder, organiser aj»d president of 
the organization, has the promise of 
attendance of representatives of the 
city, state and nation. 

Father Francis P. Duffy. Gov- 
ernor Miller and others will speak, 
while UM «9th, iregimcul ha,nd qtlU 
More than 1,000 guests and 
members are being arranged for. 

Wilton Lackaye, James P. Walsh. 
Henry McQueeney and William T. 
Phillips are the officers, while the 
board of governors includes Michael 
J. Delehanty, Frank Fallon. John J. 
Lyons William T. Collins. Frank J. 
Prial. William F. Brennan. James F. 
Oeraghty. Anthony P. Ludden. An- 
drew Mack. Patrick J. McGrath. 
Frank Hurley, Walter W. Joyce. 
John Buckley. Henry J. Elliott. Jr.. 
Sam J. Mitchell. James F. M:.-Don- 
ald. Daniel Kerr. John J. Griffiths. 
James rielley, Patrick Crane. Daniel 
J. Sullivan, Frank Corbett. Al V. 
Darling James J. Corbett and Will- 
iam Bonner. • 


Says May's Great Sin&ls Now — 
Touring the World. 


bean Varvara was forced to can- 
cel the Orpheum tottr at Rockford. 
III., following the death of his father 
on Feb. 25.- The pianist may pick 


R. II. Sarsfield, from the Antipo- i U p i\j e time in about a week 


his New Zealand 


Blnghamton. N. Y.. March 9. 
Joseph D. McGlynn and Miriam J. 
Quinn were married at the marriage 
license bureau. Blnghamton, N. Y.. 
March 5. The pair are vaude vil- 
lains and were at the Binghamton 
in the Parlor City. 


Sum Scribner, general anager of 
the Columbia Amuseme-.t Co., Is 
slated to return from Palm Beach 
next week, after a two months' ab- 
sence at the winter resort. 

des, with 

Jim Francis (Francis and Over- 
holt) and Har y Young (Rowley and 
Young) two act. 

Lilian and Anna Roth, in "The 
Night of the Party," by James 

James B. Carson, in "The Globe 
Trotter." a monolog. by H. I. Phil- 
lips, who writes the "Globe Trotter" 
department In the Globe. 

Bertha Belmore and George Ham. 
who recently appeared in "Bedroom. 
Parlor and Bath." will open shortly 
in a new vaudeville act. 

Virginia Clean', late of "Pitter 
'.'atter," songs. 

Loring Smith and Dick Arnold in 
a now offering for vaudeville. 

"Dixieland Jazz Four," a colored 
quartet which has been singing for 
talking machine records (Horwitz 
and Kraus). 

Duffy and Sweeney failed to open 
at Proctor's 58th Street Monday, 
due to illness. Lew Hawkins sub- 

Irene and 3ernlce Hart did not 
open at Proctor's, Yonkers, N. Y.* 
Monday. Jack Benny got the 
vacancy. The girls are from "Silks 
and S: tins." and were to break in 
a new act, but illness prevented. 

Miller and Lyle failed to open at 
the Colonial Monday, replaced by 
Wilbur Sweatman. 

"The Night Boat" left the bill at 
the Broadway after the Tuesday 
night performance Denny and 
Barry taking the vacancy Wednes- 
day. Illness of one of the cast was 
the ii a son. 


Booking Privilege Also Restored to 
Lawrence Schwab. 

Joseph in Berlin 

The new work of Richard Strauss, 
on the legend of Joseph, has been 
given at the Opera in Berlin, and 
was well received. 


Bobby Clark, formerly of "Peek- 
a-Boo," was married to Bert 
Matthes of the Maurice Downey act. 


Dave Vine ( Vino and Temple) is 

ill at his home in New York city 

j with "diphtheria. The act was to 

open next week up-State, but was 

forced to cancel. 

Charles Nevins (Nevins and Gor- 
don) is convalescing after an illness 
of two months. He will be disabled* 
for another month. 

Jim McKowen and P«m1 Dempsey. 
Keith agents from the Frank Evans 
office, are at their homes doctoring 

Dan Hennesey, of the Keith Pop- 
ular Prices Department, is away 
from his desk with a heavy cold. 


Verm Carlton, "Greenwich Village 

Laura Nelson Hall. George Le 
Ouere, "Survival of the Fittest." 

Collet te^Kyan. "Ziegfeld Frolics." 

Milton 'Nobles, Jr., "Happy New 

Margaret Anglin's production of 
"Iphigenlu In Aulia" will have Bu- 
gene Powers. Harry Barfoot. Sidney 
Mather. Ralph Roeder, Mary Fowler 
and Moroni Olsen. 

Henry Ward, for Albee stock. 
Providence, R. I. 


Carlotta Monterey, "Nemesis." 

Joe Jackson. Arthur Geary. Berlo 

Sisters. Belle Storey, Ferry -on way. 

Pender Troupe, continuation until 

end of "Good Times" (Hip) s ason. 

Floyd Stoker v,\aS restored to 
booking privileges in the Keith of- 
fice last week, following a suspen- 
sion of two months. Stoker's re- 
instatement likewise included the 
restoration of the booking privi- 
leges of Lawrence Schwab, out for 
a like period. 

11,000,000 FOR IRELAND. 

A theatrical and moving picture 
division with Joseph B. Maxwell as 
chairman has been appointed by the 
American Committee for Relief ip 
Ireland. It is planned to give bene- 
fit- performances in all cities, the 
receipts going to destitute women 
and children of Ireland. 

The first of these benefits will be 
held at the Metropolitan opera house 
April 3. Special publicity agents 
snd managers arc to be sen* to the 
various cities to handle the benefits 
following that in New York. Frank 
C. Payne is In charge of the fund's 
publicity. The theatrical and pic- 
ture committee hopes to raise 
*; JM)0.C()(). . . •„ 


Chicago. March !». 
Th,c Juvenile Court stopped 
Maude Daniels and her act. "The 
Rising Generation," at Aseher's Cha- 
t**y.u theatre. The act employs nine 
children, ranging from fiv< to 16 
years old. The theatre management 
wl H fight the eas. . Meanwhi'e it 
Wa* compromised, the art ffO'nr, en 
* il h :< partial cast. 

f°y Mi ii.- returned t«> New Vork 
Jfter appearing for one ireefc ;<t the 
When Terrace. Cleveland. Bhc re 

,Ur ni'«l in time to p!a\ two Su.ulay 
•°nocris and is now neaotlating to 
«^tutn in 

to p:.i> 
is now negotiating 
musical cook dy, 



B. F. Keith's RIVERSIDE Theatre 

B. F. Keith's COLONIAL Theatre 

This Week (March 7) 



pi lahllshing a precedent 


l.ew Hilton, former!) . hui [csqtio '••' ■ 
real laugh creator ard drawing card 

Ned i Norton .s more than u Mtrutalu man. which Is confirmed bj 

em ;> i lohal act, 


lMa> ing i:. r K< iili lime 

vaudeville hy proving that he is a 
Hi • due share he is reccdving In this 
with LKW UOLDKRH management. 

London. Feb. 1."». 
My Dear Simp: — 

Well. Simp, how is it breaking? 
Hope you are eating, whether yen 
are paying the; checks «rnot. 

Did you get my cable about May? 

Hope you printed it Just as I wrote 

it, for I had May all steamed u;» 

about how I stood with you. Don't 

flop me. kid, for I want to hang 
onto May. 

The night she opened at a vaude- 
ville hall, we were eating after tho 
show and the credit was fine, as 
Ma^y was pretty well billed so I 

knew 1 could go »ome on the eats 
until ay day. I says to May: 
"Now that you have put it over, 
kid, I guess I'll cable Simp and have 
him print it." "Will he fall that 
easy for you?" asked May. "I al- 
ways thought he was a tough mux 
to get anything out of." "Say," says 
I to May, "that boob will stand 
for anything I do. What do you 
think I stake him to cigars for?" 
"Write out the cable," said May. 
"and I want to read it as I'm go- 
ing to t>ay for It." 

So I write out. "Simp. May riot, 
panic, knockout and cleanup. Boost. 

"Holy gee," said May, "you poor 
dumbell, do* you think he will faTl 
for that. Tone it down and be 
economical. Take out that 'and' 
and add to 'boost.' 'boost hard.' then 
■cratch out your name, for even 
Simp would know who sent that 

So I sent it the way you got it and 
what she done to It so I hope you 
printed it. But that crack she 
made about her paying for It made 
me sore so I told her a story and 
I will tell it to you. but first • got 
to tell how it happened. You know 
the billing always was. "May Ward, 
The Dresden China Doll." Well. 
when I got here I heard Dresden 
was a town in Austria and that it 
was out £or the English. Then 
I was stuck about China. I asked 
the hotel e'erk how China stood in 
the war. He said ho hadn't been 
over there for years. Anyhow I 
found a guy who said he guessed 
China was neutral so I changed 
tho billing to read, "May Ward, Tho 
China Doll." 

I was standing outside the the»- 
tre the opening day looking at the 
paper when a couple of guys stop- 
ped in front of it. One read. "May 
Ward. The China Doll.'. "I Wonder 
if she will break?" naid one. f 
stepped forward. "f Jentlemen.' I 
says, "She broke me." 

They never got it, but may he May 
didn't when I told her. I was laugh- 
ing but 1 quit when I seen how she 
took it "Break you," she h. Hers 
and there is a lot of people anaind. 
"You poor nut, I never seen you 
often enough to make a touch, for 
when you came homo you were 
broke." "Never mind," 1 say* t<» 
May, "that was only a joke. Can't 
you get it?" "I can't get that." 
says May, "but I can give you the 
air" and up she blows to her room, 
locking the door. 

I had to sign her name to a 
Check for three quarts of wine be- 
fore I squared it. Over there all 
I had to do was to book May ami let 
her go. Over here it looks as if I 
must give personal service Just be- 
cause she's u single. And a good 
single too. Doing the old stuff and 
selling it just right, while thai 
blonde make up is a hear. They t»'ll 
me over in Paris they are nut* over 

blondes so that's where we ulka 
from here, And I figure if they are 
nuts in Paris about blondes they 
must In' crazy In Africa so it looks 
as though I will have to take Mttjjf 
around'the worid, just (o show how 
good looking she is and what a good 
single act she does. I never knew 
myself how good May looked until 
they gave her nearly a year's time 
after the opening. Well, maybe not 
a year, but some time anyway. 

Now Simp don't forget to bO» 
and pretty soon I am going to send 
over an ad. How much do you 
charge for four pages" Well, nev e r 
mind, 1 don't care. It aint the 
money, its the trouble making up 
the nd. 

May sends regards. Hays not to 
kid and if you do keep her n ime 
out of it. Co easy now Simp w Ii 
her, for she'- .. mea ! ticket again 
/ ', i mrt n !'•■ i Mftebi. 



. Friday, March 11, 1921 



Visits Metropolis on Return 
from Memphis. 

Alexander Pantages may move his 
headquarters to New York from 
Seattle in the fall. This will center 
here all the major vauueViile ,> cii - 
cuits. Mr. Pantages arrived here 
Thursday with Charles Hopkins, 
after opening his new houses in 
Memphis and New Orleans, and it 
is believed he will make definite 
plans to establish all the offices of 
bis circuit here. 

The "Pan" time has been booked 
for the most part out of New York, 
with fill-ins supplied through the 
Chicago booking branch. Since the 
beginning of the circuit, however, 
Pantages has remained in Seattle 
and managed his string of house* 
from there. It la known that he 
has been anxious to concern himself 
with the booking end, though there 
are no contemplated changes in the 
Pan hooking staff. 


New York License Chief Gets Warrant Charging J. J. Livingston with Viola- 
tion of Employment Agency Law — To Enforce 5 Per Cent. Limit Set by 
Statute — Marks Beginning of a General Crusade Against Such Agencies. 

SHUBERTS' $700,000 

Judge Rosenblatt, in the Jeffer- 
son Market Court, issued a warrant 
last week in criminal proceedings 
against John J. Livingston, charged 
with operating a theatrical agency 
without a license and with exacting 
more than five per cent, commis- 
sion's for his services. The warrant 
ia returnable today (Friday), and 
was sworn to by Harry 


artists. The lawyers consulted the 
License Commissioner in reference 
to these alleged violations. 

One phase of the N. T. statutes 
that is abused is the clause that an 
employment agency can collect five 
per cent, of the actor's salary for a 
period of ten weeks only, or the 
equivalent of one-half of the em- 
ploye's salary for the first week. 
The common practice is exacting 

For this reason, an agent seldom 
brings suit for back commissions in 
New York, but prefers to attach the 
actor's salary on the road. For 
some reason or other, out-of-town 
attorneys are not aware of this 
phase of the local statutes and the 
defendant Usually loses. 

In Webster's civil action against 
Livingston, the plaintiff charges 
excess commissions at the rate of 
ten per cent, of $160 per week for 
three weeks, totalling $46; and ten 


The Keith interests have leased 
the Columbia, Far Rockaway, L. I., 
for ten years, taking possession 
April 1. Following alterations the 
house will be operated with a small 
big time policy, on the order of the 
Slst Street, playing about six acts 
and a feature picture. 

It has not been decided whether 
the Columbia will play a split or 
full week or two or three shows* 

It was formerly operated by the 
Jutkowitz Bros, as a picture house. 

Dee Moines, la., March f. 

The Pantages theatre opened "Sat- \ SItO bail meanwhile, 
or day, with vaudeville, paying two 
performances dally at 60 cent*, top, 
with the bill remaining a full week. 

Tho Pantages was -formerly 
known as the Empress. 

"Mot Yet Marie" headlined the 
first show. 

commissions for the We of the con- 
Webater, the picture director of the l tract; y €t thege f aot8 are specifl- 

tnuch JieraMed "Betermmation" j^ny included in Sections 270-273 of | per cent 6f $500 per week "for ten 
Tjroouetion, •sponsored by Cant. F. 
*\ Stall. Mr. Livingston is out on 

the Business Code. 


Charles Whyte nas brought suit 
for $500 against J. M. Allison, pro- 
ducer of a vaudeville act titled 
"Puritania," on breach of contract 
grounds. "Whyte avers he played 
through the usual "break -in" period 
and was guaranteed four weeks* 
employment at $125 a week. 

Civil action was begun in the 
Third District Municipal Court. 
iv here Judge Da vies heard the argu- 
ments and took the matter under 


Henderson's Coney Island now 
playing ' small time vaudeville 
through the Keith Family Depart- 
ment will go into the summer "big 
time" policy May 30 Decoration 
Day playing nine big time acts 
twice dally booked by Arthur 
Dlondell of the Keith Exchange. 


Lew Payton (Payton and Lunn) 
Is now an independent vaudeville 
agent. Pay^un and Lunn were a 
vaudeville team, doing one of the 
Jimmy Hussey's vehicles and play- 
ing the independent circuits for 

Payton was the Hebrew comedian 
of the turn. 

The nominal plaintiff in the pro- 
ceedings against Livingston are the 
People of the State of New York 
and the Bureau of Licenses. Com- 
missioner John F. Gilchrist has as- 
signed Mr. Gill, who looks after the 
theatrical field, to investigate the 

This marks the beginning of a 
general crusade by the Bureau of 
Licenses against employment agen- 
cies in general and theatrical em- 
ployment agencies in particular to 
cease the flagrant practices in vio- 
lating the statute.* of the state/ The 
abuse in the main is concerned 
with exacting more than the legal 
five per cent, fee for the agency's 
services, where legit and picture 
productions are concerned. The 
self-styled "casting agents" come 
undjr this category, ofttimes stipu- 
lating a set amount weekly for their 
services, ranging from ten up to as 
muoh as 20 per cent, of the artist's 
salary. The purpose of the definite 
stipulation is a trick to evade the 
law, the license chief contends, fur- 
ther embellished by clauses averring 
the sum to be for services rendered 
aa manager, press representative, 
agent, author, etc., the "author" 
phase particularly permitting the 
offending agents consideiable lee- 
way for flagrant abuses. 

Lyman Hess and Charles L. Kahn, 
attorneys for Webster in civil pro- 
ceedings for the recovery of $495 in 
the Fifth District Municipal Court 
against Livingston, are responsible 
for this crusade to protect the 

I weeks totalling $450, or $495 in all. 


Fahey at Broadway — Johnson Goes 
to California. 

William Fahey is now managing 
B. S. Moss' Broadway succeeding 
the former manager, Johnson, who 
has gone to California to engage in 
a picture venture. Mr. Fahey was 
formerly in charge of the Jordan 
theatre, Philadelphia. 

Walter Melville, ex-assistant 
manager of the Hamilton, is now 
connected with the Broadway in a 
similar capacity, succeeding Jerome 
De Rosa who has been transferred 
to the Jefferson as* assistant to Fred 
Marshall. William B. Hill, the for- 
mer assistant manager there, is 
back at the Regent in full charge. 


Jack Fox, Chicago agent now 
located in New York has started an 
action against the Hotel Sherman, 
Chicago for $25,000 alleging false 
imprisonment and defamation of 

Adolph Marks Is Fox's attorney. 
According to Fox, he was forbidden 
to enter the hotel following a jnix 
up* and charges of which he was 
acquited by a jury. Upon entering 
the hotel he was arrested and 
charged with disorderly conduct. 

Fox was acquited of the second 
charge and forthwith filed suit 
making the above allegations. 


The Fifth Avenue is to have an 
"All Comedy Bill" next week, seven 
acts the first half and eight the sec- 
ond, with the Charlie Chaplin pic- 
ture, "The Kid," playing a full week. 

This is the first time in the his- 
tory of the house that a picture has 
played a full week. 


New Olluw n\ Morel-. 9. 

Alex Pantages is here arranging 
for the erection of his new theatre 
in Canal street. Work will begin 
or. the structure at once. 

Pantages is accompanied by his 
architect, builder, and general rep- 
resentative, Earl Edmondson. 

Mammoth N. V. A. Benefit 

The N V. A. benefit May 2'1, will 
be shown in two houses the Hippo- 
drome and the Manhattan Opera 
House. The acts will bo relayed 
back J|nd forth, the running time 
and lay out of the bills being ad- 
justed accordingly. 

The demand for tickets foretells 
the hugest advance sale and the 
number of acts volunteering, the 
lai'CMt program of its kind ever 
stated in the history of the show 



Possessing youth, personality, magnetism and ability. No tri.ks,. no 
bunk, just unqualified versatile ability. Special songs by LEW BROWN" 
dancing of the highest order, playing the clarinet and •cello constituting 
a HEAL, single. 

LUBA MEHOFF presents BEN MEROFF, the versatile; single.' 
HAROLD sol. man at the piano. 

IfANDPL^ f, '« t,, ", week8 in XfW Vork <next to closing) for LOEvY 
This week i March 7), Metropolitan and Victoria. 


J. H. Lubm, of Loew Office, Issues 
Booking Permit. 

Danny Davenport, nephew of 
Harry Seamon (Hurtig & Seamon), 
has been given a Loew franchise 
by J. H. Lubin and will book all the 
independent circuits* 
' Mickey Curran, formerly associ- 
ated with Sam Fallow, will be with 
Davenport, with offices in the Romax 

Davenport has b ten connected 
with the Hurtig it Seamon enter- 
prises in various capacities and was 
for a time agenting on his own. 


London, March 9. 

C. B. Cochran left here last week 
for a resort in Spain where ho has 
gone in order to obtain a rest. He 
will remain there about a month. 

Imogen* Comer's Operation. 
Tmogene Comer, the old time 
vaudevillian, successfully under- 
went an operation for cancer at the 
Hospital Francais, New York, on 
March 1. 


N. V. A. CLUB 

(Continued from page 1) 
It Is located at Mamaroneck, bounded 
on the east by the Mamaroneck road 
that runs into the Boston Post road, 
and on the north by Griffin avenue. 
Its location is between Larchmont 
and Rye, N. T., about thirty miles 
from Columbus Circle. The land is 
level and hilly in sections, provid- 
ing an ideal course and country life. 
It is understood Mr. Albee's intent 
is to have the tract eventually revert 
to the N. V. A. organization, through 
the tract paying for itself, princi- 
pally from a somewhat large and 
unnecessary portion that may be 
mapped out into building lots. There 
will also be an income applicable to 
the golf course investment from any 
surplus arising from N. V. A. benefit 
proceeds that are not required for 
other set purposes. 

The clubhouse to be erected on' 
the tract will become an artists' 
home for the N. V. A. professional 
membership, either temporarily or 
permanently. It is proposed to keep 
the clubhouse open the year around. 
For indigent members who may pre- 
fer the home as an abode for the 
remainder of their lives, the book- 
ticket system that will be established 
is aimed to prevent the occupants of 
the home for life from being 
oppressed wjth the idea th\y are the 
objects of any charitable mission. 
These books will be provided for 
every one who may call at the club- 
house and will be purchasable at the 
N. V. A. headquarters in New York. 
Each book will have detachable 
tickets. Everything at the club- 
house, from food to lodgings, must 
be paid for by the tickets in the 

The clubhouse or artists' home is 
one of the several institutions 
promised members of the N. V. A. 
at different times when statements 
were issued concerning it by Mr. 
Albee, presumably speaking on be- 
half of the Vaudeville Managers' 
Protective Association. The other 
Important promise beside* the club- 
house itself in New York was the 
life Insurance feature of the N. V. A. 

j for professionals only, which has 

' come to pass. 

It was reported this week that 
the Shuberts, who announced the 
purchase of Kecney's theatre in 
Newark, to be used as a link in 
their proposed vaudeville chain, 
have withdrawn the deposit they 
made on the purchase, because they 
could not get possession of the 
house until October, 1923. 

It is understood the purchase 
price was to be $700,000 and the 
Shuberts in their announcement 
stated they would add it to their 
vaudeville circuit next September. ' 
Keeney, however, has a lease of the 
property for more than two years. 


Scranton, Pa., March ?. 
Work on the building of the new 
Miles theatre here began Monday 
on the site of the old Lyceum, de- 
stroyed by fire in 1915. Ray M. 
Owens, representing Miles, closed 
the final contracts for the new housi 
last' week. Agreements with the 
contractors set the completion tune 
in September. Jardin & Co.,' who 
built the new Klaw theatre in New 
York will erect the Miles. De Rosa 
is the architect. The plans call for 
a seating capacity of 2,500. 

Schenectady, N. Y., Marc'i 9. 
The Miles has been closed for the 
season. It was stated with authority 
by one of the executives in the 
Miles office that the house had gone 
dark because it could not secuie at- 
tractions for the first half of the 
week. The Miles was formerly the 
Van Curler opera house. 

$5,000,000 PARK SUIT. 

The Exposition Catering Co. has 
brought suit for $5,000,000' against 
the Bronx Exposition Co., alleging 
the failure of the amusement park 
concern to maintain a standard of 
buildings in the grounds. \ 

The Catering Co., through Ben*> 
nett E. Siegelstein. alleges that it 
expended "several hundred thousand 
dollars, relying on defendant's 
agreement that it would build and 
maintain a permanent exposition." 

Notwithstanding the suit, the 
Catering Co. asserts the Exposition 
company continued to erect cheap 
amusement attractions. The plain* 
tiffs sued out an injunction restrain- 
ing the Exposition people from con* 
tinuing the construction of various 
rides and other devices. Supreme 
Court Justice Giegrich signed the re* 
straining order. 


All Keith houses in the 40th 
Street to the Harlem River zone re* 
ported capacity business the first 
half of the week the draw being at- 
tributed to the Chaplin picture "The 

The Coliseum the largest of the 
Keith houses with a capacity of 
3400 did turn away business since 
the picture and the vaudeville 

The feature added an additional 
$100 a day to the bills which was 
offset by the one act short schedule. 
It is considered the best piece of 
showmanship from a box office 
standpoint that has been put over 
by the Keith people this season. 


Next Week « March 14). Norfolk 

and Richmond, \a. 
Direction, MORRIS * FB1L. 

Couldn't Get Keeney's Newark 
Till 1923 and Bow Out 

rriday, M»rch 11, 1621 



Con Yearns for the Sunlit 


Utica, March I. 
r>#ar Chick: 

X suppose all the ball gamers are 
■ packla' their shoes and prayer beaks 
and biking for the bushes and other 
orchards to fool the public for an- 
other great and glorious season. 

I haven't begun to get my apple 
chasers to-gether but expect to get 
word any day now to put the pin- 
ochle deck and the apples into the 
old grip and take it on the lam. 

In the meantime "Tomato" and 
me are pickin* up .some small 
change knockin' over these *sape and 
workin' the act. Cuthbert is get- 
tln' so stuck on smearln' up his 
pan with grease paint that he will 
probably be ruined for the sun filled 
Job. -hat I have layed out Tor him. 

If he hits within fifty points of 

the number of bows he has stole 

with this act he will lead the league 

i with daylight between him and the 

second best guy. 

^'Tomato" has a yen to play ball 
aad isn't half bad. He played a lot 
as a kid and might be able to hold 
down a Job after a year on the 
bench with me. At any rate it's a 
good way for him to keep out of 
trouble this .summer and keep in 

Cuthbert's wife has layed off him 
since I promised to smack her hubby 
In the kisser if she butted in any 
more, and everything is lovely. 
There's more bootleggers and hide 
aways in this burg than their arc 
actors in Wolpins. 

The other night I joined out some 
of the boys on the bill and one" guy 
said he knew a spot. We blasted 
in and the prop, whispered that he 
had some real honest to goodness 
Scotch. We called for a fresh bot- 
tle with the owner relatin' the his- 
tory of the hooch how it came in 
from Canada and was worth it's 
weight in German marks, etc. 

Well, after we come to the mob 
started to argue, one claim Ik.' we 
were gassed, etc. Some one had a 
bright idea. This was supposed to 
be White Horse, with the picture of 
the horse on the bottle. One of the 
gang drew a tail of the the nag on 
I the bottle. The next night we went 
back for more punishment. We had 
finished the quart the night pre- 
vious. The prop, met us with his 
usual chatter, and we called for 
Scotch. Sure enough, out come the 
brand new bottle, with the horse 
sport in' a beautiful flowin' tail. 

Well, they Just tore the Joint 
apart. This bird had been reftllin' 
bottles and gettin' away with it. 
He also got a kick back from all the 
local croakers who were called in 
to administer the last rights to the 
customers. That's one thing about 
these fenced-in burgs — they cer- 
tainly know how to keep all the jack 
in the family. 

"Tomato" is trainin* and keepin' 
In shape, for we are gettin* offers 
from all these up-state clubs. I 
may jump down to Troy with him 
soon, for they have a local kid there 
named "Stockings" Conroy who 
they think can lick Leonard. He is 
named after a heavyweight who 
once fought Fitzsimmons. They say 
that before the fight Fitz was asked 
by "Stockings" if they couldn't start 
a little early, as the latter wanted to 
get back to Troy that night. Fits 
said all right, and after they got in 
the ring Fitz kept askin' "Stockings" 
*hat time his train left. Finally 
"Stockings" said, "In about an 
hour." Fits said: "Well, you just 
have lime to dress and make it." 
and he biffed "Stockings" on the 
Jaw. knockin' him dead. "Stock- 
ings" made the train und» r wraps. 

Shoot me a sheet an*, scratch and 
remember me to all the gang that 
*r«j out. Your old fryin' pan. 



Pud M. Potter, 18, playwright. 
was found dead in bed at his apart- 
ment la the Murray Hill Baths, New 
York, March 7. 

Mr. Potter, whose real name was 
Walter Arthur MacLean, was born 
In Brighton, England, June I, 185S, 
the son of the headmaster of King 
Edward's School at Bath. He was 
educated there and after graduation 
went to India, where' he assumed 
the name of Potter. Early in his 
career he was a newspaperman, 
serving as foreign editor of the New 
York Herald in 1876. Later he was 
its London correspondent and in 
1885 became dramatic editor, hold- 
ing that post three years. From 
there he went to the Chicago 

His dramatization of Du Maurier's 
•Trilby," in 1895. gave him his first 
claim to fame as a playwright, but 
previously he had written "The City 
Directory'.; (1889), "The Ugly Duck- 
ling" (1890), in which Mrs. Leslie 
Carter made her debut as a Belasco 
star; "The Worlds Fair," "The 
American Minister" (1892) for W. H. 
Crane, and "Sheridan, or the Maid 
of Bath" (1893) for E. H. Sothern. 
Subsequently he wrote "Our Coun- 

there sines Dec. 18. Toole was for- 
mer manager of the Dunfee theatre, 
Syracuse, and also -was with Cal 
Wagner and Gus Williams. He was 
the oldest member of the Syracuse 
lodge of Elks. Ills wife and one 
daughter survive. 


Alexander Gorman, for several 
seasons, manager of Drew $ Camp- 
bell's "Liberty Girls" and recently 
handling the "Snappy Snaps" show 

House at Schenectady, N Y., died 
last week at the home of his mother 
in Chicago. He had been in ill 
health several years, but remained at 
work in the Schenectady theatre un- 
til a year ago, when he went to 
Chicago. He was connected with 
the Van Curlers for 15 years. 



Wht PtuH Away Marts M. itift 


for Dave Marion, died in a Boston 
hospital Tuesday afternoon. tie 
was stricken with pneumonia while 
the . company was playing in that 
city two weeke ago. The body was 
taken to Philadelphia. 


of My Beet 





Laura B. Kahn, until ten years 
ago a well known actress, died 
March 5 at the Actors' Fund Home. 
She was 67 years old and the widow 
of Gustavus Kahn, one-time theat- 
rical manager. She was burled be- 
side him in the Actors' Fund plot 
in Evergreen Cemetery. Mrs. Kahn 
had been on the stage for 30 years 
prior to her engagement and 'in her 
later years had appeared for. Klaw 
& Erlariger and Joseph Hart. 


Mrs. Angelica Delapierre, soprano 
soloist and a teacher of vocal and 
instrumental music, died at her 
Brooklyn. N. Y. home March 3. She 
was 72 years old. Mrs. Delapierre 
was the daughter of Albert Wilkin- 
son, buyer for P. T. Barnum when 
the latter has his museum on 
Nassau street. She was a member 
of the Cecilia Musical Society. 


Albert Fell, known as Alberts, the 
violinist, died in Dr. Shaw's Hos- 
pital, Elko, Nev., Feb. 28. aft being 
operated on for tumor of the throat. 
Ho was about 54 years old, a native 
of Germany. He is survived by a 
daughter, also a professional. 

try Cousin," "The Pacific Mail," 
"The Stag Party.' "Under Two 
Flags," "The Conquerors," "The Bed 
Kloof." "The Victoria Cross," "Notre 
Dame," "The, School Girl," "Nancy 
Stair." "The Honor of the Family." 
"Barbara's Millions," "Queen of the 
Moulin Rouge,"- "The Girl from Bee- 
tor's." "Pretty Soft," # "Arsene 
Lupin" and "Israel." 

From 1894 to 1898 Mr. Potter was 
resident dramatist at Palmers 


w m i 

Peter A. Karl, owner of the Bialto, 
Utica, died at his home in that city 
March 4. He had been ill since 
Monday. He was a native of Ger- 
many. In 1909, Karl formed the 
Hippodrome Aumusement Co. of 
Utica, of which he was vice presi- 
dent. The same company also 
operates the Dutchess in Pough- 
keepsie. After severing his connec- 
tions with the Hippodrome, Karl 
took over the Bialto. His wife, one 
son and two daughters survive. 


John A. Toole, who began his 
theatrical career at 14 and continued 
it actively until 57, died at the Syra- 
cuse Memorial Hospital, Syracuse, 
March 3. He had been a patient 

Bit Vernon. N. Y., March 9. . 
Word wan received here last week 
Of the death in a New York hospital 
of Thomas V. Emory, age 38 years, 
formerly juvenile lead with the old 
Playhouse stock company. Death 

was due to pneumonia. 

i . 

The father of Florence, Frank. 
Clara and Charles Thropp, all the- 
atrical people, died March 3. He was 
91 years old. » - : - .r i 


Clarenco W. Mullen. veteran 
orchestra leader, died , In Westerly, 
It. I., Feb. 24, after a short illness 
due to the rupture of an artery In 
his throat. He was 42 years old. 

Mr. Mullen early in his theatrical 



DIED MARCH 6th. 1921 - 
M»y Your Haul Rest In r>ar*. 



career was musical director of many 
other road attractions. He later 
settled in New Britain, Conn., being 
orchestra leader for several houses 
there and in other New England 
towns. i.. .i i .. $ 

Edward Levi, former treasurer and 
secretary of the Van Curler Opera 


George P. Ogler, for many years 
in the business office of Marcus 
Loew, died March 2. He was born 
in Camden, Me., in 1845, and the 
body was taken there for burial. 
Prior to entering the theatrical 
business Mr. Ogier was associated 
with the Traveler* Insurance Co. 

Bob Plant of Murphy and Plant 
died of appendicitis at Knoxville. 
Tenn., March 6. He wa« appearing 
in that city when stricken and was 
operated on March 1. He was for- 
merly of Lane and Plant. The 
funeral was held at his home in 
Boston March 8. He was 31 years 
of age. 


fieorge Stevenson (Stevenson and 
Nugent), died Saturday, March 5, 
after a long illness. 

Interment occurred Tuesday of 
this week at Greenwich Cemetery. 
The deceased was about 38 years of 
age and was a former partner of 
Henry Bisset. £J — ■ — - 


Ferdinand Michelena, father of 
Vera and Beatrice,, died In San 
Francisco March 4 pf heart trouble. 
He was at one time a Spanish opera 
singer and in later years was con- 
nected with the Conservatory of 
Music. • 


Walter Milton, who last appeared 
in vaudeville In the* sketch "Don't 
Walk Mn Your Sleep," died at his 
home in Jersey City, March 7, after 
a lingering illness of four years. 

The* mother of Saul Abrahams 
died at her home in ■ New York 
March 7. Mr. Abrahams is company 
manager 'Of the "Greenwich Village 
Follies." which left NeW York Sun- 
day And opened In Boston.' 



."Midnight Rounders" Not Going to 


report the Eddie Cantor 
'The Midnight Rounders" 
(Bhuberfs). will tackle Chicago for 
•summer run seems to be refuted 
through Cantor having expressed 
mmself as favoring a vacation com- 
mencing in June and extending for 
** 'east six weeks. 

The Cantor show will approach 
2?** ly to New York week of Man I. 

• *hen appearing at the Crescent. 

No License Rule Follows Bribe 

Schenectady, March 9. 

No permits will bo granted to 
carnival companies in this city this 

This MftOtfljKMttH m< «Mjg made 'to- 
day by Mayor George R. Lunn, who 
termed the carnivals as "little more 
than an aggregation of freaks and 

The Mayor made the announce- 
ment following a confcrenco with 
David Connell, president of the 
Common Council. "We both agreed 
that the average carnival la not de- 
sirable and should not be allowed. to 
show in the city," said Mayor Lunn 
after the conference. "I have, there- 
fore, determined that no carnivals 
will be allowed to exhibit In Sche- 
nectady this summer." 

It is .*aid the chief reason for 
placing the ban on carnivals was 
to make impossible such a situation 
as developed last summer, when 
two policemen were Indicted .a 
charges of* extortion in connection 
with a carnival on the Erie boule- 
vard in May. which was allowed to 
operato percentage wheels. 

The activities of the carnival 
were Investigated by the Grand Jury 
of Schenectady county and as u re- 
sult It was charged tha* a sum^-pf 
money was paid by the carnival 
management for "police protection." 
John E. Cole, commissioner of pub- 
lic safety, admitted that money had 
been received from the manage- 
ment and turned over to the police' 
pension fund. 

The Grand Jury indicted former 
plain clothes Policeman 'John Hank- 
ard and Patrolman John J. O'Brien, 
at the time a plain clothes man, on 
the charge of extortion. Hankard is 
now serving a term in Clinton prison 
for assaulting a police sergeant and 
the case of O'Brien will come up In 


Frontier . Features} capital $100.- 
000: director* H." BrRagsdmro. P. T. 
Buckley, A. Randolf. 16 West Sixty- 
seventh street. 

Strand Music Pub. Co.; capital 
$5,000; directors M. and J. J. 
Schneider, C. E. Hochber* 717 Sack- 
man street. Brooklyn. 

C. A. 8. Trading Co., musical in- 
struments; capital $10,000; direc- 
tors A. and J. Cohen, M. Stockman, 
40 Bast Third street. 

Cataract Theatre Corp., Niagara 
Fulls; capital $1,200,000; directors 
J. A. Schuchert, A. Klllian, A. C. 
Ilayman, Niagara Falls. 

Ritz Theatre Co.; capital, $5,000; 
directors, M. Klein. A. Werner and 
H. B. Diamond. 1165 Longfellow 

Hays Music Co.; capital. $20,000; 
directors, H. O. Deete, Is, Heck and 
L. A. Flanagan, 666 West 207th 

Walker Amusement and Const. 
Co.; Rochester; capital, $7Fi,000; 
directors, A. Neble, J. Jardine and 
C. M. Walker 


Simons Film Machine Co. of Del- 
aware; II. K. Gould, 37 Wall street, 
agent. y 

Valkyrie Pictures Corp.; capital, 
$100,000; directors. C. Gumalesis, M. 
Gisnet, R. L. Noaji, 200 West 04th 

Houdini Picture Corp.; capital, 
$500,000; directors, B. M. L. Ernst, 
M. H. Calne. D. J. Fox, 31 Liberty 

Artistic Equipment Corp.; musi- 
cal Instruments; capital, $10*000; 
directors, G. H. Olsen. H. A. Ilvoncn. 
A. It. Monfort. 5 Columbus Circle. 




a gripping melodrama, replete with 'iMghs and thrills, ».y 

'The Second Char.ce,' 
Sheldon Lewis. 

These famous stage and screen star* entered vaudeville for s limited engagement 
and are now In their 45th week Third return engagement (it PALACE, NEW v<»i:k. 
lie turn i ngaf?emcnta st ail of Keith's Now York. Theatres. 

Management. HENRY BELLIT. 




Dover, Del., March 9. 

The following charters were is- 
sued this week: 

Charles "Chic" Sale Picture 
Corp.; capital, $1,000,0(10; director*, 
If. O. Eastbum, W. F. Bouzarth, M. 
E. Dote. Wilmington. 

New Amsterdam Film Corp.; cap- 
ital. $250,000; directors, Wiley K. 
Mcintosh, Campbell A. Mcintosh, 
Lewis Landes New York. 

J. O. Williams Amuse. Co.; cap- 
ital $250,000; directors J. Benedict. 
A. Denk, E. B. Johnson. New York. 

Smith Amuse. Corp.; capital $1.- 
400,000; directors L. B, Phillips, A. 
Silver, Dover. 

Smyrna Amuse. Co.; capital $la,« 
000; directors Mark McManu*. E. 
M. Fowler. Smyrna, Del.; H. I\ 
l-Vnimore, Dover. 


Stock will again he presented ;it 
th" Colonial. Albany, N. Y., during 
the summer. It was tried out as an 
experiment last* J ear during the 
warm weather and wai retained ui ■ 
i i New Year's. 

Th:: year the venture will he iri 
the hands of the local owners, in* 
ste ; ,,i «>r being backed by New Yorf 
interests. The house Is playing pl<« 
t iir i : at present. 


&an Jf ranxitfco 

Friday, March 11, 1921 


Three Attractions Quit at Oakland— One to A»k 
Contract Ruling, Another Refuted to Accept Cut 
— Labor Commission "Sicced" on Latter. 

San Francisco, March 9. 

The Novell© Brothers, on the 
Pantages time, did not play Los An- 
geles last week as routed, through 
some misunderstanding of the "or 
more" part of the Pan contract. 
One of the hrothers .made the trip 
to Los Angeles to intorview the head 
of the circuit while the other 
brother remained here awaiting the 

The Noveiles did not play San 
Francisco, switched to Oakland to 
accommodate the Ruhini revue act. 
The latter turn also had some diffi- 
culty with Pantages and finished at 
Oakland last week. 

"Salvation Molly," ,a Chinatown 
act With three people, closed at the 
Oakland Pantages Feb. 19 after 
three days' notice from the circuit, 
according to Frank Belmcnt, man- 
ager of the act. No definite reason 
for the closing was giveu, Belmont 


The Rubinl revue, containing 
■even Juveniles, closed at the Oak- 
land Pantages last week, ostensibly 
as the result of trouble caused by 
the Labor Commission following re- 
ports made that two of the juveniles 
had been keeping late hours. One, 
a girl reported to be but 16 years of 
age, is in reality 18 years. 

Despite the difference with the 
Commission, it is claimed Pantages 
was behind the closing action and 
that an effort on his part to cut the 
act from $600 to $500 per week was 
met with unsatisfactory results. 

The act rehearsed in Los Angeles 
for ten weeks and then opened at 
the Los Angeles Pantages, where 
Pantages himself viewed it and 
voted it a salary of $600 weekly, at 
an understood indefinite run to fol- 
low San Francisco and Oakland. 
Last week it was proposed the $100 
cut be made. Miss Rubinl is cred- 
ited with having spent $2,000 getting 
the act in order. The act will re- 
turn to Los Angeles and probably be 


San Francis*co, March ». 

Pantages this week has two ani- 
mal acts and an Arab turn which 
give the bill a circus effect, but It 
is good entertainment. 

Madame Bedini's Horses head- 
lined splendidly, the horses and 
madame herself presenting a pretty 

Hamid's International JWne made 
a corking closing act, while Sir 
Victor's Dog and Pony Circus, the 
third of the "sawdust" numbers, 
was a strong opener. The clown In 
this works hard throughout, but 
might be suppressed a bit. 

Paul Rahn and Valerie Beck, a 
handsome team, destined for bigger 
time, were the class of the bill. 
Their opening as u canary and a 
crow proves a good novelty, as does 
their special drop of "Wonderland." 
Both possess excellent voices. 

Browning and Davis were the 
comedy hit next to closing, with 
blackface comedy, conversation and 

Diehl, Crocker and Dielil did well 
In second position. A Scotch num- 
ber by Miss Crocker and their im- 
pression of tough kids at the finish 
«"©rr h>g appfcuse. ■ - • • 


License Fixed at $500 in One 
Town, $100 in Another. 


Writer of Vaudeville Comedies Lo 
eatee in New York. 

San Francisco, March 9. 

John P. Medbury, feature writer 
for the San Francisco Call and au- 
thor of several acts now playing the 
Orpheum an,d other time, as well as 
{he author of several of Will King's 
best productions, Is now In New 
York City where he will be con- 
nected with the King's Feature 
Syndicate as a feature writer. He 
will be on the staff of the New York 
American or the Journal. 

Medbury is known for his "Mut- 
terings," "Nimbles" and other com- 
edy features. 

San Francisco, March 9. 

That the days of tent shows in 
this state are numbered is evidenced 
by action being taken in small 
towns of the state. Stock com- 
panies which have been touring 
California and playing the small 
towns Under canvas are now meet- 
ing serious opposition by the perma- 
nent theatre owners of the respec- 
tive towns, who threaten to drive 
the tent show industry away 'jrever. 

In Modesto last week the city 
council passed an ordinance regu- 
lating the license of such shows at 
$500 per day, an exorbitant price 
which deems it prohibitive for the 
tent show owners to appear. In 
Turlock, a much smaller town, a 
similar ordinance was passed fixing 
the license at $100 per day. Other 
towns are now contemplating such 
action, which means the passing of 
tent shows surely. 

San Franciscc, March 9. 

Nancy Fair opens as leading lady 
with the Alcazar stock March 15 in 
"Forever After." Ellwyn Harvey 
closed Saturday. The leading part 
in this week's show is being taken 
by Nina Guilbert. 

Miss Fair is accompanied by her 



San Francisco, March 9. 
Taft, Calif., a live oil center, has 
been added to the "Tour B" Acker - 
man- Harris -Loew Circuit and will 
Immediately institute regular Tour 
B shows in addition to the present 
Loew acts which have been playing 
at the Hippodrome. 


Stock House Productions 
Pending Curran Opening. 

San Francisco, March t. 

When Homer Curran vacates his 
present theatre Sept. 1, the Alcasa*. 
at present the home of dramatic 
stock; will play the road attractions 
pending the completion of the new 
Curran theatre on the site next to 
the Columbia. As the result of this 
decision final work on the new house 
will be rushed through in order to 
save the Alcazar a long lapse of the 
stock company. 

At that time it Is expected George 
H. Davis, former manager of the 
Alcazar and of 'ate identified *ith 
the motion picture industry, who ar- 
rived home from New York last 
week, will again take over the man- 
agement of the house 

Davis entered the state rights 
film field a year ago with "Confes- 
sion." He now controls the rights 
to. "Isobel; or The Trails Eni\" by 
James Oliver Curwood, which 
opened here last Saturday. 


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"Frivolies" Pianist Pinch Hi' 4 
When House Leader Is Stricken. 

San Francisco, March 9. 

Caesar Brand, who & few weeks 
ago announced his resignation as 
leader of the Orpheum orchestra in 
Fresno and Sacramento, is. back on 
the.,. «pb. replacjng Eugene Brqwn, 
seriously ill at his home. 

Joen Richman, pianist for Sea- 
bury's "Frivolies," playing the vaN 
ley when Brown was stricken, tern- 
porarily handled the orchestra and 
made possible the regular music. 


San Francisco. March 9. 
Eddie Mitchell, for many years 
connected with various dramatic 
stock companies in a managerial 
capacity, has taken a lease on a the- 
atre in Astoria, Ore., which opened 
this week with dramatic stock. Alice 
Joy?e is the leading woman. Bob 
Manning and Melba Palmer are 
with the company. 

Ed Redmond has gathered to- 
gether a musical comedy company 
to open at El Paso April 3. • 


Three -Foot 

Pachyderm Will 
to Singer's Act. 



San Francisco, March 9. 

The future policy of the present 
Curran theatre is still in doubt 
despite the many reports circulated. 

A. C. Blumenthal and Cal Heilig 
are said to be'interested with Louis 
Lurle In the new lease which begins 
next September. 


San Francisco, March 9. 
The Orpheum's current bill is not 
so big as some that have been of- 
fered lately, but has several inter- 
esting acts, and is kept alive with 
good comedy ' a little touch of 
melodrama. This latter is provided 
by "Scarlet," a Jack Lait playlet In 
which Valeska Surratt and Co., the 
headliner, appear. 

"Scarlet" starts and finishes with 
a high mark, and the typical Lait 
underworld chatter goes over with 
a bang, especially with the wiser 
element. Miss Surratt's name and 
wardrobe created the usual Inter- 
est among the women, ami she de- 
livers her lines in telling style; but 
Eugene Strong, admirably cast In 
a big part, keeps well in front. 
Jack Collins, Grant Sherman, Chas. 
Norman and Lorraine Landee give 
excellent support. 

Johnny Burke panicked them next 
to closing, his talk on war and the 
draft bringing riotous laughs for the 
hit of the evening. He finishes 
strong with his piano playing. 

Flo Lewis, "alone," is of stunning 
appearance, and with her neat ar 

Levey Circuit Adds New Ones. 
San Francisco, March 9. 

New theatres added to the Bert 
Levey Circuit recently are the 
American in Ventura and Palace, 
Santa Barbara. 

Colorado cities include Walsen- 
berg, Trinidad, La Mar, La Junta 
and Pickford. Ratoon, New Mexico, 
was added last week. 

San Francisco, March 9. 

For a reported sum of $5,000 
Frank Morshek, stable boss for 
Singer's Midgets, last week pur- 
chased a three-foot high baby ele- 
phant recently imported from the 
Congo country by Frank Buck, ex- 

The animal will soon be added to 
the act. 

Lou Jacobs, formerly identified 
with musical comedy as manager 
and actor, is now connected with 
the Durant Aircraft Corporation at 

Monte Carter Quits Stage. 

San Francisco, March 9. 
Monte Carter, veteran actor-man- 
ager and producer of musical com- 
edy shows, who recently closed at 
the Majestic, has forsaken the stage 
and purchased a half interest in a 
large Los Angeles shoe concern. 

Ed Levy will go to Salt Lake City 
to supervise the opening of the new 
Loew-A-H theatre, which occurs 
there in April. 

Irving C. Ackerman, of the Ack- 
erman- Harris circuit, returned from 
New York city last week after a 
visit with the Marcus Loew officials 
on business. 

Irene Heineman. former Winter 
Garden girl with Monte Cristo, Jr., 
show, sails for Honolulu from this 
city March 1. 

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Jess Mendelson returned here 
from Seattle last week. 

Ted Lewis st Palace Hotel, Frisco. 

San Francisco, March 9. 

Through an arrangement made 

last week between the hotel and the 

management of the "Greenwich 

Village Follies" Ted Lewis and his 

jazz band are appearing nightly 
FangemenY'of material scored 'sub- | after 10:8 ° o'clock at the Palace Ho- 
stantially In fifth place. Though *©!• 
.she is billed alone, a colored maid 

is in the comedy. 

Grey and Old Rose, with stage 
drapes and costumes fitting their 
billing, offer some neat dancing, in- 
jecting patter and songs that do not 
lessen the value of their act. They 
made a fine impression. 

Harry Kahne,. "the Incomparable 
mentalist," reads, writes, talks, 
spells and adds a column of figures 
simultaneously/ This, with his up- 
side down and backward writing, 
won him appreciation. 

Rice and Newton win instant fa- 
vor. The man is a clever dry comic 
and surprises with some nifty acro- 
batics, including a "slow movie" 
impression of a hand somersault. 
The girl is an excellent foil. Th*y 
went over big. * 

Bert and Florence Mayo gave the 
9how an opening thrill with fast 
work on the swinging trapeze, and 
Albertina Rasch, holdover, held the 
audience with her dances in clos- 
ing- spo4, - .-••.■ 

Fifth Fuller House in Sydney. 

• " ' San Francisco, March 9. 

Ben & John Fuller, Ltd., of Aus- 
tralia, have completed the purchase 
of another theatre site in Sydney on 
which they will build a theatre of 
American design In the near future. 

This will be the fifth Fuller house 
In Sydney. 

Florence Bain on Way East. 
San Francisco, March 9. 

Florence Bain (Raymond and 
Bain) returned East this week after 
an extended stay in this city. 








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San Francisco, March 9. 

''Buzzin' Around" was the big 
card for the Hippodrome this week, 
proving the best girl act seen here, 
and received its reward in applausp. 
The act :iia.3 good principals ai.d* 
big-time material, but the girls and 
the costumes are small time. Jack 
Hallen is a clever light comic, but 
the clever acrobatic dancing of the 
girl principal is the outstanding 

Fred and Elsie Burke have an en- 
joyable act. The talk is handled 
cleanly, with good results, and the 
goofy comic dancing and peppery 
stepping of the girl get over big. 

Billy and Moran, a black and tan 
mixed team, gets laughs with old 
gags. The woman's voice is good 
and she registers with a ballad, the 
man also doing better with his 
songs than his talk. 

Billy Kinkaid started things off 
in good style with balancing and 
cannon ball juggling. 


San Francisco, March 9. 
Five acts of vaudeville, a Consoli- 
dated comedy picture and the Will 
King show make up an attractive 
program at the Casino. The vaude- 
ville section is*an improvement on 
the past few weeks. Norman and 
Jeanette opening, start with a little 
talk, do a little dancing and then 
get down to business with some real 
work on the rings where the mixed 
couple display skill and 'excellent 
muscular development. They also 
make a fine impression with phy- 
sical culture poses in which the wo- 
man runs her partner a close second. 
Willie Norton and Ethel Wilson 
in No. 2 position start slowly with 
some uninteresting talk as a bridal 
couple. Their act picks up with the 
prim and sedate dancing of the girl 
who looks attractive in a fetching 
costume of black. They are at their 
best with lively numbers. A Yid- 
dish number by the man fell flat 
and his other attempt in th i char- 
acter line, in an Oriental number 
used to close, is saved by the girl 
who appears after a verse and 
chorus, with some more dancing in 
a pretty Oriental outfit. 

"Into the Light" which has Emilie 
Montrose in a protean offering is a 
clean-cut and Interesting turn. Her 
characterizations of various types 
of women on the witness stand are 
most effectively put over employ- 
ing a baby spot for all of the char- 
acters with the rest of the stage in 
complete darkness. She is assisted 
by voices which emanate from the 
darkness, representing a judge, op- 
posing council and jury. The little 
dramatic story, that of a woman on 
trial fo.- her life, is interesting and 
has a punch when it is disclosed at 
the finish it was only a dream. The 
act was very well received. 

Wells and Devera, a couple of 
men. registered strongly on their 
good singing voices. Their early 
talk with one of the men as a "wop" 
consisted of the usual "wop" gags 
and was weakly delivered. The 
Dancing Serenaders did not appear 
at this show. "Marry Me" was the 
King offering. 

After an absence of 22 years Wil- 
liam A. Brady is visiting here again. 
He arrived last week accompanied 
by his wife and Jack S. Connolly. 
Washington representative of tha 
picture industry. 

Charles H. Newman, treasurer of 
the Curran, is recuperating at his 
home from a nervous breakdown 
which caused him to leave his post 
at the theatre for a hospital bed 
last week. 

Harry - H. Campbell, local Or- 
pheum manager, is spending a short 
vacation at his Russian River coun- 
try home. Colonel Charles E. Bray, 
Orpheum's western representative, 
is managing the house during 
Campbell's absence. 

R. H. Sarsfleld arrived here from 
Australia on the Tahita Feb. 25. Ha 
has been on tour in New Zealand. 

Schiller Back From Honolulu. 
San Francisco, March •• 
E. A. Schiller, Loew's Southern 
representative, arrived here frosm 
Honolulu March 1, and after a con- 
ference with Ackerman-Harris de- 
parted for the South. 




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\'i' Chicago, March t. 

XH* Nadjo opened the shovr, 
gbowlnsT "form" and class. She 
could ea«ll7 hold a spot on the bill. 
Price and Bernie followed and 
handled themselves nicely. Third, 
Man toll's Mannlkins drew laughs, 
ADDlause and complimentary com- 
menta. I*. Wolfe Gilbert and Co. 
occupied the stage next. Wolfe has 
a new number, "Down Yonder," that 
should bring him the jack. He 
goaled tha houtre with.&U Ma woiH. 
After Gilbert came a George Choos 
production, "Under the Apple Tree." 
Choos puts out girl acts that have 
snap, clever lines and trick props. 
His knack for picking talent is sec- 
ond to none. The plot is based on 
a lost pocketbook which exchanges 
hands, causing predicaments and 
funny situations. The garden set 
with the tree is good, The costumes 
are attractive and the chorus step 
and sing in style. 
/ Next to closing, Lillian Shaw 
Slew them and delayed proceedings. 
Ben Beyer, in blackface, closed. 
Henry B. Toomcr and Co. and 
Claudius and Scarlet were not seen 
at this show. 




Acts 2, 3, 4 and 6 are each a girl 
and a boy in song, dance and com- 
edy; act 6 is a girl and two boys in 
song, dance and comedy; act 7 is a 
man in song and comedy; act S is 
a girl In song and comedy; act 9 is 
song. This is either ii. spired or 
radical booking. It is doggone good 
vaudeville, though, whether it reads 
like it or not. 

In acts 2, 3 and 4. three as pretty 
girls as ever walked across one 
vaudeville stage follow on each 
other's French heels, followed im- 
mediately by another peach who is 
succeeded by still another. Fay 
Cole (Mason and Cole) comes first, 
a strapping light brunette of dim- 
pled charms and healthy curves; 
diminltive Betty Byron (Byron and 


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Hal*) followed, very dark, like a 
cute Parle doll; then wafts 00 Helen 
Storey (Dooley and Storey), blonde 
and sub-deblike, with a model profile 
and a magazine poster formlet; 
Edith Clasper, the lithe danseuse. 
trips past next, and Anna Seymour, 
an Ideal example of the athletic 
American girl with a of humor 
and nature vibrating in her every 
fibre, tags the parade. 

Hubert Dyer, very droll fuller, 
doing everything Rice and Prevost 
ever did and a few bends and eg- 
cehtrfques that scored to boot, got 
heavy laughter and rounds of ap- 
plause to tee off. Mason and Cole 
started like a house afire, attain- 
ing extraordinary speed for the lo- 
cation. The kissing bit, done with a 
sincerity that stamps the fair Miss 
Cole as a future-great comeddler.e 
of the seductive type, got them in 
solid, and when she reappeared in 
a whizz wedding dress she had them 
gasping for air. Fast dances and a 
change showing even more of Miss 
Cole's irresistible attractions, made 
it a cinch success with bows and 
bows, not customary to No. 2 teams. 
Betty Byron was recognized by a 
few. She got a reception. Those 
who applauded beforehand were 
those who remembered her as Billy 
Billiken, before she broke Into the 
stage end; she used to be Ernie 
Young's principal bull artist in his 
ticket ecalpery* an d when the Johns 
looked at her they forgot to look at 
the prices on the pasteboards. She 
broke into the limelight with Wil-. 
Ham Rock's act last year, and today 
is a featured performer under the 
management of Claude W. Bostock, 
replacing Sylvia Jason, the girl orig- 
inally in the act with William Haig. 
She shows no marks of a yearling. 
She is poised and peppy and an ac- 
complished comedienne. The rou- 
tine ran peachy in the smacking set, 
and through the switches of song, 
dance and burlesque, and delivered 
for four after-curtain calls, and 
crammed home a "wallop that showed 
up the usual sketch that draws the 
tray spot. 

Bill Dooley. the elongated trick 
dancer, brought on Miss Storey in 
a little toy wagon. All kidding aside* 
boys, Helen Storey Is a darbV She 
is formed like a child, yet like a 
woman; she talks like a kid without 
attempting kid talk; when she is 
on she makes the footlights look 
dull. She resembles Ir.a Claire when 
Ina first broke in hereabouts, before 
she began to look like a star, and 
only looked like she was going to be 
a star. There is a lot in Dooley and 
Storey's act that has been in other 
acts; in fact, there is lot in their act 
that was right in the two they fol- 
lowed. That was a trifle cruel. But 
it never flickered. When Miss Storey 
turned her baby incandescent s on 
the mob and Dooley hoofed a few, 
everything else faded away for the 
time. This team stopped the show. 
Miss Clasper is delightful, but 
there is so little of her. She lets 
Snow and Columbus, her boys, do 
75 per cent, of the dancing, start a 
contest for her hand (or, since they 
dance for It, it may be her foot), 
and never settles it. She is fleecy 
and feminine, but might go in more 
for work. Act went well all the way. 
Harry and Anna Seymour goaled 'em 
and brought on Miss Seymour's 
Bayes' impersonation for a single- 
handed post-encore. The laughs 
were hefty and the applause was 

Henry Santrey far exceeded his 
success at the Majestic. He drew 
the most thunderous hand-clapping 
of the day. His band registered 
splendidly, and Santrey's robust 
baritone blues and ballads left 
nothing to be desired except some 
more thereof. This one honestly tied 
it up and left it that way. 

Margaret Young, following all 
this singing and clowning, had her 
work cut out for her. Her first num- 
ber, a band-leader thing with a tin- 
can lyric and one of those attempts 
at having fun with the musicians, 
passed away. At the end of this a 
few got up and walked out. Miss 
Young's individual classic, "They 
Don't Make 'Em That Way Any 
More," stopped the exodus, but she 
insisted on taking an exit, which, in 
view of the precarious situation, 
was poor judgment. When she left 
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Chicago, March t. 

March 10 was set for the opening 
of Jos Erber's new theatre in East 
St. Louis, A special train was en- 
gaged to leave Chicago over the 
C- E. & I. at 10 o'clock Thursday 
morning, arriving in East St. Louis 
at 5 p. m.i where, after a bc*quct,- 
the theatre was due to open for Its 
first show at 7.30 p. m. 

A delegation of 50 theatrical men 
accepted bids to attend the opening. 

The opening show consists of 
Mijares, Newell and Most, Brown 
and Weston, Donovan and Lee and 
"Rubeville," besides a feature pic- 

The house will play two shows a 
day and three Saturday and Sun- 
day, booked by Nat Kalscheiim 
through the W. V. M. A. 


CUtcago, March 9. 
Tom Burke has started another 
newspaper. This time it Is "The 
Sporring World,' devoted to baseball. 
Burkes "Telegraph" is defunct. 


Chicago, March I. 
Apple Tree Girl," a five-reel 
film, featuring Shirley Mason, was 
shown last week at the Summerdale 
Congregational Church, Farragut 
avenue and Paulina street. A week 
ago the innovation of a picture In 
the place of the sermon by the pas- 
tor was started with "The Problems 
of Pin Hols Parish." The result 
was a crowded church. 



Productions to 

Scenio Displays. 


Harry Mitchell's son. Jack, mar- 
ried his vaudeville partner, Miss 
Dove, as the two youngsters started 
on a tour of the W. V. M. A.. Harry 
Mitchell is manager of the Empress. 

"Kissing Time" is advertising 
"Origin;! 1 New York Cast." When 
was that show in New York? 

Jack Rose withdrew from the 
Winter Garden cabaret-revue show 
after one week as principal com- 
edian. Jack Duffy (Bernan and 
Duffy) replaced Rose. 

Chicago, March 9. 

Burdlck-Larsen Productions, with 
offices in the State-Lake Building, 
arrived this week as the newest lo- 
cal theatrical firm. Clarence Bur- 
dick was general representative for 
Ralph Dunbar, and Lawrence P. 
Larsen is owner of Universal Scenic 
Studios. Several touring companies 
are being organized. William Owen, 
Shakespearean star, will be the first 
routed, supported by a complete 
company and lavish repertoire pro- 

Laxsen recently designed and 
built settings for the sensational 
Tivoli, the Riviera and Central Park 
theatres, and has been equipping 
many musical shows and vaudeville 
acts here. The firm will specialize 
in attractions featuring magnificent 
scenic investitures. 


Chicago Pan Office Notifies Agent 
Of Reinstatement. 

Chicago, March t. 

Ths Jack Fox office was notified 
by James O'Neil, the local Pantages 
manager, it had been restored to ths 
former standing and floor privilege 
in the Pantages office. 

tf'oi had been denied the" floor of 
the Pan office since early in Feb- 
ruary, following an attachment 
whieh Fox slapped on Wilbur Cush- 
man's "The Little Cafe," alleging 
the money due as commission. 

The .matter was later settled for 
$750, following which James O Neil 
notified Fox he was "Out." 

Fox received word of his- rein- 
statement in his New York office 

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**Kh r tan per — Margaret Young — Henry Santrey — Anim Seymore — Willie Haig 
OllMon — Ilnrry Seymore — Leo lleer* — Herbert Clifton — Tommy l'utruola 
Roy Hnrrali — I^o Greenwood — Hen Beyer — ticne Brintol 

Lillian Leltzel announces 
going to England shortly 
vaudeville engagements. 

she is 
to fill 

The State-Lake will be two years 
old on March 17, two years of the 
moat consistent prosperity in the 
hintory of vaudeville. The gross re- 
ceipts for the period were consider- 
ably in exeea* of $2,000,000. 

Charles J. Grow, formerly with 
Lovett's Concentration, quit the act 
to go with Waterson, lici lln & Sny- 

Gil Brown has produced a new act 
for Isabel Jason, with Kae Marsh 
ar.d a jazz band; also Cross and 
Strachale in a fashion revue by Will 
Bradshaw called "Ruffles." 

Blanche Kuhn (Kuhn Sisters) was 
discharged from a local hospital 
this week and immediately left for 
the coast, where she will recuperate. 

The branch office of the Lew Can- 
tor agency has been moved to the 
Masonic Temple. Charles Yates is 
located as Western manager and 
booking representative. 


Chicago, March 9. 

At a meeting of the American 
Theatrical Hospital Board Judge 
Joseph Sabbath was re-elected 
chairman. Mrs. Caroline C. Kohl 
was added to the Board of Direct- 

In an auction held for the sale of 
the boxes for the annual benefit 
Aaron J. Jones purchased the first 
for $1,000. 


Chicago, March 9. 

The Garrick, which reverted back 
to the Shuberts, is to undergo some 
heavy remodeling to start early In 
July. It is now necessary to walk 
up a small fight of stairs to get on 
the main floor. This will be done 
away with, besides putting in extra 
logos and lining the boxes up with 
the stage. 

Its capacity will be increased 600 
by the changee. 


Chicago, March t. 
At a meeting held March 4 the 
Showmen's League of America 
unanimously decided to build a 
downtown clubhouse. With an at- 
tendance of only 35 $1,900 was real- 
ized, besides the club treasury re- 
porting a. $30,000 surplus available 
for this purpose. 

Woodlands Park Off? 

Chicago, March t . 
It is reported that owing to the 
Illness of William Johnson, pro- 
moter of a new amusement park, 
the Woodlands, has been indefinitely 
called off. 

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The "Association" supplies this 
house with six acts of vaudeville 
every Monday and Thursday and, 
with the motion picture, those in 
this vicinity enjoy themselves. Com- 
petition is growing keener, as the 
opening of the Tivoli and Aschers* 
Commercial, both motion picture 
houses, makes it necessary for a 
good bill. 

Swan Wood, offering barbaric 
dances, handled the initial spot 
nicely. The use of a dome light 
dispenses with all stage lights, in- 
cidentally avoiding the carrying of 
an electrician. She carries an or- 
chestra leader who has contributed 
some good music to the turn. All 
the dances surround an Incense pot. 
Expensive wardrobe, artful danc- 
ing, Impressive and Oriental music, 
place this act in a class with the 
best. Will and Gladys Ahem throw 
ropes, dance and succeed in cashing 
in for their share of applause. The 
girl is very attractive, while the 
man's smooth method of delivery 
offers a delightful contrast. There 
is a lot of talk on the man's part 
while throwing the rope. A few of 
his remarks show d&G, but amused, 
while the greater part is current 
topic* in jocular form. They work 
in "oiip." but with t'nc dunces and 
rope throwing together it seems 
they require "uvo," or at leant one 
and a half. 

Harry Bewley, assisted by three 
men and one woman, presents a 
sketch entitled "The Decorators." 
Strange as it may seem, just about 
five minutes is given > slapstick ac- 
tion, which justifies the billing. A 
■OUS6, an almost hysterical wife, 
two dncorators who talk more than 
decorate, and a man who comes in 
for no reason at all. sing grand 
Opera. Worth Waytcn Four are 
harmony singers, whose voices 1 lend 
in certain numbers only. They could 
discontinue k, kidding M each other 
and add speed to tlieir numbers. 

In the closing number, which is 
an imitation of a taliope. they shine, 
and come back to many bows. I]llis- 
Nolan Troupe holds every one In 
until the final tin tain. This turn In 
different from most acrobatic acts 
and registered accordingly. 

Operators Re-elect Maloy. 

Chicago, March t. 
Tommy Maloy was overwhelm- 
ingly re-elected business manager 
of the Motion Picture Operators' 

Sophie Tucker took "Chic'* Barry - 
more with her to New York. Miss 
Barry more recently had two separ- 
ations — she split with her dancing 
partner and divorced her husband. 
Jules Buffano, ths pianist in the 
Tucker band, left it here. 


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Dollar Top Ordered Reduced to 90 and 75 Cents — 
Cincinnati, Louisville, Detroit, Kansas City, Buf- 
falo and Washington Affected, 

The Initial move in the direction 
of a general return to the pre-war 
admission scale was instituted by 
the American Burlesque Association 
last week, when orders were sent 
out calling for cuts of approximate- 
ly 10 to 25 per cent, in the American 
houses at Cincinnati, Louisville, 
Detroit, Buffalo and Kansas City. 

These houses have been charging 
$1 top since last season. This has 
maue the scale with the war tax, 

In some of the cities where the 
cuts became effective Sunday, the 
top price has been fixed at 90 cents, 
the war tax making It $1. In 
others the top price was fixed at 75 
cents, with the war tax making it 
£3 cents. 

All of the New England houses 
have been charging 75 cents top 
since around Christmas time, with 
the exception of Boston, which is 
still $1 top. '---e new Capitol Was 
ington, started off as an America, 
wheel stand 3 weeks ago with a top 
price of $1. After watching the 
situation for a week, I. H. Herk, 
president of the American Associa- 
tion journeyed down to Washington 
to study conditions at first hand, 
with the result that beginning last 
Sunday the Capitol prices were re- 
duced to 75 cents top, war tax 
making it 83. 

In discussing the matter Mr. 
Herk said the scale reductions of 
the western and Washington 
houses were in line with general 
conditions. "Everything is coming 
down from shoes to sealing wax," 
Mr. Herk said, "and the American 
wheel is simply following the trend 
of the times." 

In support of the belief of the 
American the scale reduction will 
result in increased business, Herk 
pointed out that the Capitol, 
Washington, had done a larger gross 
business last Sunday at 83 cents top 
than It had the preceding two Sun- 
days at $1. It is believed that con- 
ditions are much the same in other 
sections of the country, the general 
price reduction being made on the 
basis that there are more' persons 
who can afford to spend 83 cents 
ind $1 on burlesque amusement 
than there are persons able to af- 
ford $1.10. 

Announcements of cuts In other 
cities are to follow by the American 


Most of It Posted Ordered 

Down— One Girl's Picture, 

Three-quarters Naked, 

Did It. 

Syracuse, N. Y., March 0. 

The Marcus Show is due here next 

week, at the Empire. Three sheets 

posted by the show told all about it. 

One of the sheets had the litho of 

a girl seated on a dial in two pieces 

of silk with about three-quarters of 

her all real naked. Underneath 

read: "You will see more of me in 
the/ Marcus Show." 

Deputy Police Commissioner Se- 
bert T. Friedrich got a flash at that 
poster. Between twilight and dawn 
the same night ' the poster came 
down, and the Commish went look- 
ing for those who were responsible. 

The show people said the posters 
were art, but as the Police Commish 
just the week before had ordered 
all jazz instruments out of dance 
bands and said Syracuse will not 
stand for the shimmy or the toddle, 
the Commissioner answered he 
cared not for art, and while his eye- 
sight remained with him, he would 
make a guess for himself. 

The Marcus Show bunch had bet- 
ter be good or they had better be 
living up to the posters when ap- 
pearing at the Empire, as they are 
billed there for three days and Syra- 
cuse is a bear at walking out on a 
bad one. 



and Sister Act 
Own Claques. 



Leona Earl Also Reported As 
Listed for Greenwich Show. 

Two comedy scenes of the current 
"Powder Puff Revue" at the Colum- 
bia, New York, may find their way 
into the new "Greenwich Village 
Follies," to be prepared for Broad- 
way presentation in July. 

One scene will carry its present 
principal with it, according to report. 
The principal is Leona Earl, of the 
Herk-Pearson show. The scene is 
the one in which Miss Earl man- 
handles a comedian. The other com- 
edy scene is reported as the football 
bit between the two principal com- 
edians of the "Powder Puff ' produc- 


E. Thos. Beatty Quells Blaze After 
Heavy Damage in Home 

A fire at the home of E. Thos. 
Beatty, at New Rochello, N. Y., 
Monday morning, resulted in sev- 
eral thousand dollars' damage. The 
cause is unknown, being discov- 
ered just as Mr. Beatty was about 
to leave for his office in New York. 
After the fire had destroyed the fur- 
nishings of one room, Beatty finally 
succeeded in getting it under con- 
no! by playing a couple of handy 
seltser syphons on the blaze, be- 
fore the town fire apparatus got 

A featured comedian on the Amer- 
ican Burlesque Circuit ancT a sister 
team on the same wheel last sea- 
son stole some of the operatic stars' 
thunder by arranging claques in 
out-of-town houses. 

The comedian had a working ar- 
rangement with the advance man of 
the show ahead. The latter used to 
arrange the preliminary details and 
line up the claque who would report 
to the comic upon his arrival before 
the opening performance. 

The comedian would thereupon 
settle the financial details and re- 
hearse the claquers. The sisters 
adopted a somewhat different tech- 
nique. They carried their mother, 
who used to work the gallery door 
purchasing admissions for some 
youngsters and giving them instruc- 
tions also asking them to spread 
the word to any of their friends 

At an up-State house the girls' 
claques got mixed up in their cues 
and instead of giving the team a re- 
ception, waited until they -vere in 
the middle of their opening number, 
when the applause was so strong 
the sisters had to stop the song 
double, acknowledge the t vat ion and 
return to the op?ning bar. 



Your Number" to 
Change in Cast 


Jules Hurtig will again put on a 

musical show which he recently 

tried out of town under the name 

of 'What's Your Number," the 

piece starting rehearsals with a 

number of cast changes Monday. A 
new title will be given the play, 
written by Adelaide Matthews and 
Anna Nichols. 

This is the first production for the 
legitimate houses by Mr. Hurtig for 
a number of years. His last was 
the Williams and Walker show. He 
also put out Blckel, Watson and 
Wrothe but for the most part has 
devoted his efTorts to burlesque. 
The new show will be booked into a 
Shubert theatre. 


Explains Poor Condition of 
Burlesque Scores 

In the appended communication to 
Variety, written by a road leader of 
burlesque shows, various reasons are 
ascribed for the reported poor condi- 
tion of burlesque musical scores. 

The letter lays the blame on show 
owner and house leader for the gen- 
erally poor condition of burlesque 
show scores. The communication 
refers to a story appearing in Variety 
March 4, which stated the Columbia 
Amusement Co., on making an in- 
vestigation, had brought to light the 
unfit condition of burlesque scores, 
and mentioned complaints having 
been made regarding the matter by 
house leaders. 

1. The fault is not with the 
road leader, the fault is with the 
owner of the show, who engages 
a leader who cannot arrange, 
write, nor copy music when it 
becomes soiled or marked up. 
The reason for that is Mr. Pro- 
ducer is trying to save on salary. 

2. Every week someone in the 
orchestra will make marks, draw 
pictures, send notes to the musi- 
cian at the next stand, or write 
comments on the show, or start 
figuring his income tax, all on 
that sheet of music, and after 
the show is out a few weeks no 
one can read the music. 

3. The road leader in the eyes 
of the local orchestra is nobody, 
and they show him as little re- 
spect as they know how. 

4. The questions put to the 
road leader on Monday morning 
are as follows: — 

How long is your show? 

Are there ma«y waits? 

Have we got time to play 

Haven't you got any com- 

Ceo, what a lot of music, etc. 

5. If the show happens to be a 
late show, in their estimation, 
the show is rotten; should the 
show ring down early, well, 
they'll censure it for you. 

6. I happen to have a few 
numbers where the brass sec- 
tion should use mutes; it's es- 
sential, and in two houses it 
was refused by the men, claim- 
ing it would ruin their lips. 
Quite a lame excuse? 

7. If local leaders and men 
were to help and be courteous to 
the road leaders, and show him 
the respect he is entitled to, the 
music in the show would be 
played better, and there would be 
no cause for trouble or com- 

8. No one knows but the road 
leader himself what he has to 
put up with, and what responsi- 
bility the road leader has, where 
the house leader has absolutely 
none; all he does, sits in his 
chair and ridicules this or that 
one on the stage, and some 
houses he receives more money 
than the road leader, who has to 
take it all in and say nothing. 

9. In some houses they bring 
in their newspapers and sit in 
the pit and read, and when the 
cue comes for the number to be 
Played they cant have time to 
put the papers down and pick 
up their instruments, the intro- 
duction has started and the 
music sounds wrong— and why? 
Because someone in the orches- 
tra lost his place. Then Mr. 
House Manager and the show 
manager and actor, all look for 
Mr. Load Leader to give the 

That is the real truth why 
music is not played right in some 


Harry Wills, the colored heavy- 
weight pugilist, opened a week's en- 
gagement at the Star, Toronto, as 
an added attraction with the 'Cab- 
aret Girls." 

The boxer will box with sparring 
partners and give an exhibition of 
bag punching at which he is con- 
sidered one of the best in the world. 

Wills has been getting loads of 
publicity lately through his reported 
coming bout with Jack Johnson for 
the world's colored heavy-weight 
title. The bout is reported as slated 
for Ann Arbor with Floyd Fitzsim- 
mons as the promoter. Johnson is 
now serving a prison sentence but 
is expected to be at libVrJy In time 
to keop his engagement. 


"Town Scandals" Comedian Passes 
Away at Pittsburgh. 

George Clark, comedian of, Irons 
ic damage's "Town Scandals" (Co- 
lumbia) d'ed at the Southslde Hos- 
pital, Pittsburgh, Saturday of pneu- 
monia. Mr. Clark was ill for a week 
previously. He was 59 years old and 
had been identified with the show 
business for many years. 

Last season and several seasons 
prior to that Mr. Clark had been 
the leading comedian of one of Irons 
& damage's shews on the American 
wheel. At the beginning of the 
present season he was transferred 
over to the Arm's Columbia «how. 

At the Columbia Circuit offices it 
was said Mr. Clark had played on 
the Columbia circuit several years 

Walter Fenner, a son of the de- 
ceased, is of the vaudeville com- 
bination of Walter Fenner and Co. 

"Town Scandals'* split between 
Akron and Youngstown this week. 
The Columbia Amusement Co. had 
heard of no replacement up to 
Wednesday, the cast apparently 
having been revised to fill In tem- 
porarily the vacancy caused by Mr. 
Clark's death. 


The Columbia this week holds the 
rarest combination known to bur- 
lesque — a high-typed, classy, laugh- 
able show. A show may have one 
or two of the classifications, more 
often one, but when the three hit 
together it's a rarity. And the most 
remarkable of the trio is the laugh- 
ing cud. How the laughs accumu- 
late and pile up in two scenes, while 
the comedy appears ample at all 
times to make laughter, even at 
slight provocation. 

"The Powder Puff Revue" was 
known last season as "Girls a la 
Carte." on the samp wheel. Colum- 
bia. It is now presented by I. H. 
Herk and Arthur Pearson, with 
Pearson the producer. The program 
fail3 to list others responsible for 
the framing and material. Carey 
Morgan and Art Swanstrom wrote 
the words and* music of the special 
numbers. There are several. 
Tommy Gray, with Mr. Pearson. 
supplied the "book," or comedy 
scenes and dialog. Freddy Nice 
staged the dances. The program 
should have said as well, while also 
mentioning the others, who made 
the scenery. The scenic back- 
grounds and layouts lend no little 
part to the class and tastefulness of 
this production, for it really is a 
production in more than one sense. 

The costume builder is another 
that could be mentioned In the 
Broadway musical show style of 
even mentioning the maker of the 
shoes, etc. Two of the scenes are 
dressy. One is where 12 girls (of 
the 18 carried) wear gold gowns 
with bltirk— hats, making— •a—solid 
combination of yellow beneath the 
black tops. The other dressing mo- 
ment is six cf the taller girls show- 
ing off splendidly designed gowns to 
one of the prettiest melodies of the 
score, "My Dream Girl," or some- 
thing like that. 

Two of the comedy scenes could 
go into any Broadway production 
and become riots of fun. The first 
of these is the telegram reading bit 
between Lieona Earl and Jamie 
Coughlin. in which Miss Earl, fear- 
ing bad news from her mother in 
the wire, refuses to permit Coughlin 
to read it, preventing him by maul- 
ing the comedian all over the stage, 
and taking quite a bit of rough 
handling herself in the process, the 
scene running to at least six min- 
utes with this character of comedy 
work, the audience streaming dur- 
ing most of It. It's as distinctive a 
bit of comedy business as Weber 
and Fields' face-pushing became. 

The other laugh -maker is a bur- 
lesque football bit. where Mr. 
Coughlin initiates Jack Pearl into* 
the game of football, with Coughlin 
derlaring that he. as the "placer," 
may kick Pearl wherever and when- 
ever he pleases. The two principal 
comedians of the show who are con- 
cerned In this bit appear to be con- 
tent with what they are now getting 
out of it, hut the bit could be far 
better worked, for it affords unlim- 
ited seopej not alone as a bit he- 
tween two comedians, but for a pro- 
duction comedy number. 

A phone booth scene that oc- 
curred in a subway set is something 
new In the way of slapstick, and 
hrought considerable laughter. Mr 
Pearl made the most out of it. with 
two others involved in the same 
manner. The subway scene was one 
of the two cumulative periods for 
Comedy. Any amount of business 1 brought out during it. The 
otlur laughing scene made continu- 
ous was the interior of tho Maison 
Ronaud shop. For laughs tho shop 
matter In the first half appeared to 
be too heavy to be followed by any- 
thing in the second part, but the 
subway thing equaled it. 

During and in between thfs«- 
times there were bright flashes of 
dialog intermingled with others not 
so bright nor new. Tho talk, when 
it landed, landed very hard. 

In principals the show is pecu- 
liarly fortunate, or Jt may have been 
premeditation. Here's a show that 
comes in with fresh -looking young 
girl principals, with a couple of 
comedians who are able and a 
straight man of considerable versa- 
tility. The principal girls have 
youth and vigor. They display both 

in an animated performance. The 
chorus girls, a good looking and 
youthful lot, dance vigorously when- 
ever called upon, and their best 
dancing time is during "Chocolate 
Bon Bon Ball." However, their best 
dancing time really is missed. That 
Is the finale of the first act, "Shake 
a Baby Dance," a number so unmis- 
takably intended for a shimmy fin- 
ish it seemed a pity the girls could 
not cut loose at the Columbia. 
That's all the finish needed — a 
shimmy — and without it its absence 
was too decidedly felt. 

Miss Sari did her telegram bit 
last season with the "Carte Oirls." 
£he does a great d*al besides, most- 
ly danefng. ' and has a strenuous 
dance number with Ben Bard, the 
straight. Bard does a nice bit as a 
dope, with the two comedians for 
foils, during which he slams them 
all over the stage. It is in this scene 
Mr. Coughlin shines, and gives sug- 
gestion that, with close application 
to a particular characterization, he 
might advance, for Mr. Coughlin 
seems a fun-maker by instinct 
rather than action. His rube song 
and dance far down in the perform- 
ance, while getting something, were 
too far down. 

But as the show's comedian Mr. 
Pearl left them all standing still. 
He does a smooth-faced Dutchman 
with a tangled dialect that is quite 
amusing, although there could be 
and there is too much of that espe- 
cial thing. But Pearl has the knack 
of making them laugh, and is in the 
Dutch way a comedian of merit. 
Just what he would amount to with- 
out so much Dutch is problematical, 
but Mr. Pearl shoud make a try, for 
if he can get them without the 
Dutch so thick, as hie is getting them 
now, burlesque won't be able to hold 

In this performance Mr. Pearl 
holds relatively the same position 
among the men Miss Earl does 
among the women. This gives both 
departments a leader that keeps the 
stage busy all the time, especially 
when the other women. Florence 
Talbot and Giaddie Riley, do so 

Miss Talbot Is a good looking 
brunette, o* much cheerfulness. 
Everything appears funny to her. 
Whenever the comedians make her 
the butt she Just laughs. Even in 
her vamp bit Mjss Talbot was there 
with her laugh. In one way It 
makes her performance lively, in 
another it detracts somewhat from 
the comedians' work, but as a mat- 
ter of preference, Miss Talbot 
should hang onto her laugh. Her 
laugh twice a day in burlesque is 
almost as valuable an Miss Earl's 
physinue wrecking aerobatics. And 
Miss Eari can still lai'gh, too. 

Miss Riley is a shimmy dancer 
without a shimmy. It's too bad. A 
comely blonde from Chicago, ap- 
parently from the Bee Palmer- 
Gilda Grey school out there, Miss 
Riley sings pop numbers and wants 
to shimmy. Minus the dance, 
though, she doesn't do badly. * 

Mr. Pearl and Mr. Bard did & 
two-man talking act for many 
lauerhs, but stuck too long. Cut ln^ 
half the turn would leave a better 
impression, for as given It Is 
dragged and padded. 

When the show in its numbers 
was not using the special music It 
ran to pops, with "Mammy" and 
"Ohio" the principal ones. Mr. 
Bard and Miss Riley tried a ballad 
as an act. but made it too serious 
and too long, even with the inter- 
polated dialog. 

The finale of the evening was 
"Id Like to Do It." with all the 
costumes of the performance re- 
called at the finish by one girl 
wearing one each of the previous 
sets. It made a nice flash ending. 

For straightforward burlesque 
entertainment, of snap, dash and 
fun. recommend "The Powder Puff 
Revue." It keeps up the mark Mr. 
Pearson raised with his "Step 
Lively Girls," and It does another 
thing, shows that burlesque at last 
has a producer with Broadway ideas 
who knows enough at the same time 
to blend both so well that in this 
show Pearson is actually giving 
burlesque what it has been claimed 
for years burlesque could never get 
— a musical comedy show with 
comedy on a burlesque stage. 



"MiHvv< <1 Henory" Siim Mitchell 

Aliram Blabotnky Cohen. .Jimmy l.arrett 

Aflonli Con«m Kddie> Miller 

Captain of the good ship R V. D. 

Krnic Johnson 
The H.inilsnmc Juvenile. Harold Hlodgett 

faddy I lie Pig Tony De Lucca 

Tho Voluptuous Frima Donna 

R"ltv Moor© 

The Sciury Soubret May Hamilton 

The Lovely ingenue t.uulse Siowurt 

The better portion of, the first 
part of "Naughty Naughty" at the 
Olympic this week is almost de- 
void of entertainment. The show, 
an Irons &. Clamage production, 
just drifts along for the lirst hour 
or so, a rambling jumble of ancient 
bits, numbers and the oldest of 
ga^s. Everybody .« corns to be do- 
ing any thing that occurs to tin m 
at the moment in order to fill in 
the allotted time. That whole first 
section, because of that, becomes 
remindful of the skits they used to 
put on in tho Coney Island concert 
halls years ago, when the comics 
would get together for ten minut«x 
before the show started and one 
would say, "You do this and I'll do 
that," and tho shows used to look 
just like that. But it's a far cry 
from the days of Coney Island con- 
cert hall burlesque and the prea- 
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A few years ago kettle drums 
Were generally thought to be ex- 
clusively assigned to symphonic 
orchestras and bands of the aug- 
mented type but within the past Ave 
years the bowl shaped instruments 
with the resounding tone have come 
into general use throughout the 
larger vaudeville houses, also some 
of the intermediate ones, and in the 
better picture palace which carry 
musical accompaniments to 20 
pieces and up to 60. It was a mat- 
ter of comment not so long ago if a 
drummer in a two-a-day carried a 
set of larger drums which then con- 
sisted sjf two but it remained for 
the concert organizations and large 
sized combinations playing before 
the screen to increase that duo to 
three, and now, at the Capitol, New 
York, the tympany instrumentalist 
Is surrounded by a quartet of his 
drums. This, as far as known, con- 
stitutes the high mark regaidtng 
the number of kettle drums one man 
handles in any musical organization 
now in New York. 

The dance orchestras may be the 
next to take up the assumed neces- 
sity of these instruments, if the 
price permits, though the only 
"Jass" kettle drummer ever heard 
was at the Hippodrome, London, 
during the run of "Hello Ragtime" 
there in the sumer of '13. The 
drums, ten years ago, cost $80 
apiece and were not sold excepVin 

A benefit performance for the 
Avath Israel Synagogue was held 
at the Republic Sunday, March 6. 
Th« synagogue was named after the 
father of the Cooper boys, Harry, 
Irving, Joe and Bert, actors and 
agents in the profession. Among 
the acts appearing were the Howard 
Bros., Phil Baker, Aileen Stanley, 
Charles King, Joe Browning, Davis 
and Rich and Will Morrisey, master 
of ceremonies. N. C. Oranlund and 
Bol Turek ran the stage. 

Frederick E. Goldsmith, In behalf 
of M. S. Bentham, the vaudeville 
agent, has begun suit for $220 in 
(the Third District Municipal Court 
against Ada Forman, of the Century 
Roof show, for back ^commissions 
alleged due. The plaintiff alleges a 
contract calling for $55 weekly and 
he Is suing for four weeks back 
fees. Miss Forman receives $400 
with the show, according to the 

When Chris Egan of the Colonial 
moves up to manage Keith's Ford- 
bam, he will take with him from the 
Colonial Benny Roberts and the en- 
tire orchestra. Superintendent Rob- 
inson and assistant Jimmy Quinn. 
(William Bartlet now first violin at 
the Fifth Avenue will supplant Rob- 
srts as leader at the Colonial. 


Virginia Pierson and Sheldon 
Lewis, now in vaudeville, will sail 
for England in June to appear in 
their present vehicle in England, the 
Continent and the Orient. Henry 
Beliit, owner and producer of the 
•ct, salffSstune 4 to do the advance 

Ds Armour (Franklin Charles and 
Co.) and Louis Perez, both hand 
balancers, are perfecting two tricks 
following which they will challenge 
»«y hand balancing team to match 
them. The challenge will be an- 
nounced at the next N. V. A. Bo- 
hemian night. 

Harry Rapf and Nat Cordon have 
«*ned Bobby Connelly and Dot Wil- 
liams for a vaudeville tour on the 
Keith Circuit. They became in- 
terested in the children through their 
*ork i n tne Vera ( ; orclon fllm lea . 

we, "The Greater Love". 


Adelaide and Hughes are i 
ready to produce in the spun 
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Comes the comment on events from Variety's Pari, correspondent that 
the deputies from the rural districts are afraid to support a measure 
designated to Increase the government subsidies granted to the Paris 
Opera "because their constituents would resent a vots Imposing upon 
the taxpayers the cost of maintaining a chorus In the French capital." 

Can you conceive of the gay Paris under the menace of the straight- 
laced, narrow-minded French peasant. It Is unbelievable, or would be 
unbelievable, If you did not stop to think that Paris is not so unlike New 
York, and the French peasant Is the duplicate of the up-state farmer of 
St. Lawrence cour.ty, who Is at ihis moment doing his utmost to impose 
a Vutfitaif brfboath ufTon t&V metropolis. - - i "" 

It looks funny on the surface, but the curious parallel has Its serious 
side. This reform movement seems to be almost world-wide, so much 
so that one wonders how far it is the outcome of the war. Civilization 
and society practically broke down under the stress of the conflict, and 
all human restraints went into the discard. The social licerse that 
characterized the war- torn countries was reflected in the nations at a 
distance, and it is the belief of many writers that America's reform wave 
merely marks the swing of the pendulum to the opposite extreme. 

There is this comfort to the liberty-loving victims of, blue-nosed re- 
form In America. We are an adaptable people. Extremes work their 
own cure quickly. Presently reform bigotry will spent itself by its own 
excess and will get back to a sane basis of responsible conduct. 



In December a diving act went to Cuba, the routine calling for aquatio 
stunts and dancing. Two of the flvo girls in the turn are blondes. After 
the second week one left the act, and the following week another fol- 
lowed. Another of the girls Anally withdrew, two girls remaining. One 
performed all the dives and the other danced, but the work was too 
difficult and the turn was closed at the end of six weeks. It has been 
playing one of the parks near Havana. The three girls are said to still 
be in Cuba. 


Elsewhere in this issue of Variety passing mention is made of two cases 

where human buzzards, part of the horde of cowardly birds who circle 

around the carcass of the show business, have been discovered at their 
favorite pastime — preying on trusting girls. 

In one instancs the buzzard has been trapped and is in the Tombs facing 

a possible ten-year sentence for defiling a young girl wno answered his 

ad for picture pupils. In the other, the buzzards have flown after 
hiring about half a hundred young women as models in a "Revue de 
Fashion," and failing to pay them the $60 weekly they promised. Instead, 
the girls, through the generosity of the audience at the Hotel Pennsylvania, 
were*enabled to split a purse which netted them $1.70 each. 

As the days wear a"way and lit fit* int6'r;muTon r y secured teg.ii'dirTg 
the Shubert vaude/ille, the certainty becomes almost fixed that it is the 
Shuberts* Intention to play the composite type of vaudeville, known as 
the revue kind, and best illustrated through the Eddie Cantor show the 
Shuberts now have on the road. 

Some guesses made by show students who were in a position to gather 
some facts for their base, appear to have been widely wrong. One of was that Frank Ciodsol, who is active in Goldwyn, and who also, 
it is claimed, will direct the Shubert vaudeville (notwithstanding denials 
probably made for business reasons) sought through the Shubert vaude- 
ville acquisitions to build up a CJoldwyn chain of theatres for picture 
exhibition purposes. This, it was said, would do away with the enormous 
picture exchange expense now bearing so heavily as overhead on all fllm 
distributors. That guess carried with it the Shuberts would lend vaude- 
ville to the p^ture end, giving a combined big time picture and vaude- 
ville entertainment 

Better versed people, though, have said there is nothing In the Goldwyn 
story, and also that the Shuberts will not play pictures in connection with 
their proposed vaudeville. It leaves the conjecture tn the minds of these 
t - mi.* tl i whll the Shuberts do int'--" to p*-~**A vaudeville, 
they will present it in the guise of the revue and embellish it to the 
extent that they will proclaim Shubert vaudeville as a new and another 

Other than the above and the attempts of the Shuberts adherents to 
obtain publicity for one reason or another through their supposed con- 
nection with Shubert vaudeville, there has been little of moment In the 
Shuberts' vaudeville of any news importance for the past two or three 

In neither of these cases was the show business, as such, involved. But 
you can bet you last dime the show business, as a whole, is damned and 
condemned wherever the stories of the victims are read or told. 

And the show business is helpless to defend itself against this sort of 

So much time nowadays is taken up defending themselves against at- 
tacks from the injside, the organizations of managers — to whose interest 

it naturally would be to stop these exterior raids against the good repute 
of the business — have no time to investigate such things. And so long 
as the legitimate managers and the National Association of the Motion 
Picture Industry are engaged with trouble-makers within their own 
ranks, these fake revues and fake "movie studios*' are going to blossom 
and thrive. 

Why not let all the elements of the entertainment business, legit, vaude- 
ville, burlesque, pictures and the unions involved — get together and form 
a committee to be known as the Vigilantes, whose duty it will be to in- 
vestigate these non-professional shows and, where they find signs of 
crookedness, present the matter to the district attorney. 

This same suggestion goes for the reformers who eat up millions of 

columns of newspaper space annually with their vaporings against the 

"Indecent theatrical business," while ignoring these buzzard banquets 
which have no connection with the show business. 



The 81st Street had an exceptionally good bill, headed by that clever 
little person, Kitty Doner, with Brother Ted and Sister Rose, who found 
no difficulty in establishing themselves at once as favorites. Miss Doner 
Is immaculate in her boys* togs, and could put many a male artist to 
shame for style and cut. 

Walter Newman has an amusing sketch dealing with the profiteering 
landlords of today. The young woman who takes it upon herself to teach 
him a lesson or two wore a charming frock of dark brown satin with 
scalloped hem, outlined with black sequins, that also contributed the 
circles on the skirt. One noticed when Miss Garland walked a founda- 
tion was revealed of burnt orange that corresponded with the flowers 
that trimmed the turned -up brim of the brown hat. 

Van Cleve and Pete is very similar to an act recently seen at the 
American as "Black, White and Useless." Both acts use a mule and a 
black-faced comedian. 

Betty Morgan with partner Jim wore a becoming gown of saxe blue 
velvet that had the material puffed half way down the skirt, with a single 
rose resting at one side, but the white satin with the roses trailing down 
the side still remains the favorite. The Morgans not only appeared in 
their own act, but played a couple of tunes with Ben Bernie. 

"The Powder Puff Revue," at the Columbia, has two comedians that 
are extremely funny, and do not depend on anything risque to provoke 
laughter. Jack Pearl, who uses a German dialect, held the stage for one 
whole scene, with laughter greeting nearly every word. A splendid 
straight to him was Ben Bard, who made an appearance worthy of any 
Broadway house. Thero were girls besides. First there were "Six Little 
Coppers" in royal blue velvet suits with panties so short tney were hardly 
present. Then we were introduced to Gladdle Riley, attired in a full black 
velvet frock, that had three bands of white ribbon on the hem of the skirt, 
which also decorated the short sleeve. By the way, Miss Riley bea.v. 
quite a resemblance to Marilynn Miller. 

Sailor suits were becoming to the girls, and made a pretty background 
for Leona Karl in her song. 'On the Good Old Pirate Schooner Jazz.'' 
For this she wears a pale blue satin tunic effect, veiled with a deeper 
blue chiffon, s)i.dc high necked, with a row of tiny gold buttons down the 

Smart was Florence Tslbot lu gold cloth thai had the trousers long 
and tight fitting, laced at the sides with dark bine ribbon. The bodice 
was plain and had the one-sleeve effect. But lni vampire costume was 
more striking, made on straight, clingiiiK lines of tv-'V crepe de chine, with 
small circles of j<-t her< end there, while the sleeves to the eihow were 
of black satin, from which hung gray chiffon edged With seal This gown 
was really one of the handsomest worn during ins show. Simple but 
dainty was Miss Riley In her frock of glossy whits satin, the ovei skirl 
edged with loops of cpral beads which also outlined the round neck. 
Miss Riley Stopped the sho* with her "Blues" number and dance, | 

Two Winter Garden girls were charged last week with having been 
responsible for the loss of jewelry from a "John." The choristers were 
summoned to the 123d street police court, but the case was dismissed 
for lack of evidence. The Garden management appeared for the girle 
and vouched for their good character. 

A woman in the Times Square district who has been specialising in the 
booking of people for cabarets,- clubs and "stags," may be Implicated 
in the arrests during the raid on Odd Fellows Hall at Forsyth street. 

An alleged "Immoral" performance was raided by Inspector Coleman 
of the Vice Squad. The performers concerned were arrested charged 
with giving an immoral performance and the spectators charged with 
disorderly conduct.. 

The "talent'' included a male magician, a male story teller and three 
women, one of whom is accused of dancing in the "nude." 

The principals involved waived examination and were held for Special 
Sessions where it was expected that the trial set down for yesterday 
(Thursday) would bring out testimony impiicating the Times Square 

"Tin pan alley" threatens to move still further uptown again. From 
its former 28th street location in the halcyon days of yore, it gradually 
oozed up to 45th and 4tith streets, and now a concerted move by three or 
four publishers u A to 1566 Broadway (the Roseland Dance Hall Building) 
brings it still further uptown. The Richmond Music Co., Harry Von 
Tilzer, the McKinley Music Co., and the Harrison Music Co., all have 
leased space there already and will move into their new quarters be- 
tween aow and May. 

A new concern, the Strand Music Publishing Co., Incorporated for 
$5,000, is also reported as having secured space there. The Forster Music 
Co., of Chicago, has taken over the old Richmond company's quarters on 
Broadway and 46th street* Abe Olman and Dave Wohlman are in charge. 

"The Polish Jew" given at the Metropolitan Wednesday night for the 
first time was of especial interest along Broadway. The opera was sung 
in English. It is adapted from the melodrama "The Bells." Prominent 
in the cast was Chief Capaulicon, the Indian baritone, who has been in 
vaudeville for a number of seasons. Almost yearly grand opera hat ac- 
cepted singers from vaudeville. Dorothy Jardon was so honored two 
years ago, and fast season Rose Ponzillo, now known as Rosa Ponzelle, 
drew attention by leaving vaudeville and making a mark !n the Met 
organization. "The Polish Jew" has been given an excellent production. 
It is in two aets. 

The cleaning up process in vaudeville, inaugurated by the Keith offiVe, 
has resulted in two songs being closely scrutinized. One is "I'm Gonna 
Do It If I Like It, and I Like It" (Berlin), which is reported to have been 
ordered off the Keith tune. It was said regarding this number that one 
line of the lyric, which could easily have been altered, brought it into 
disrepute with the big time vaudeville men. Someone singing the hong 
was called into the Keith office and is reported to have been advised it 
would be necessary to change that line. Later the order was issued for- 
bidding the song. The other song is reported as a special number 
written for Margaret Young by a Chicago writer. When submitted to 
the Keith people, it was barred. The Music Publishers' Protective Asso- 
ciation has taken up the subject of suggestive lyrics and the matter is 
again to come up before the assembled publisher*. In these days of the 
blue law fanatics, the questionable lyric is certain to receive extra- 
ordinary attention. 

It has been the custom for some time among the golf clubs sear the 
Interstate Circuit towns In Texas to extend courtesies to the vi: king 
artists when given introductions through local managers. The Increas- 
ing number of golf fans among artists has swelled this to a considerable 
item in the social life of the professionals and the atmosphere of the 
Texas links. Actors were very popular at the clubs until recently, when 
one heel — one »f those who appear in every so many In any walk of life- 
left the state owing bills at four clubs in four successive towns: Dallas, 
Houston. Fort Worth, and San Antonio. 

The manager of the theatre in one town paid the account, about $25, 
and forwarded the receipted bill to New York with a letter explaining 
the affair. At the other clubs invitations to artists were withdrawn 
until another actor, an ardent fan. paid up the three remaining delinquent 
bills for the departed brother. The culprit is a male single, well known 
in all vaudeville walks, whose flruinchii tricks have frequently made him 
the subject of unsavory comment all over the map. 

In ChlcagO recently a woman single and a male single were on one bill. 
On one slds of the electric sign her name was on top and his bottomed, 
on the other side, vice versa. The woman complained, saying she had a 
headline contract, and she would quit unions the one sign was changed, 
so that she topped on both. This was done. Then the man squawkrd, 
saying that, as long as his name had been up, it was a gratuitous and 
direct insult to change it, and it showed him up, and he would quit unless 
the si^n was restored as a'- first. The manager ordered it so. The elec- 
trician protested against for the third time rearranging the sign, and 
the manager explained about the threats to quit. The electrician said: 
"1*11 settle that— ill quit." And he did. . m . 


Friday, March 11, 1*81 

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Internal Troubles, Which Resulted in Mary Garden 
Taking Reins, Partly Responsible— Big Singers 
. on Payroll Unheard jp N$w York v 

It was necessary for the board of 
directors of the Chicago Opera Com- 
pany to make up a deficit of $140,000 
to enable the company to jump to 
Baltimore, following a six weeks' 
engagement at the Manhattan opera 
house, according to authoritative 

The opera run grossed In the 
neighborhood of $400,000, but ex- 
orbitant salaries and internal com- 
plications are believed 1 responsible 
for the heavy overhead. 

The Chicago Board of Trade is re- 
ported as having taken over ail re- 
sponsibility for the organization and 
guaranteed the expenses of the com- 
pany for the balance of the season. 
Mary Garden is the opera's di- 

The inside story of the function- 
ing of the company involves a 
prominent female operatic star, who 
left the company in Chicago after 
a musical director walked out of a 
rehearsal of "Zaxa," claiming he 
couldn't hear the star's voice above 
the orchestra. 

The New York engagement fol- 
lowed with reports that the French 
and Italian members reached a point 
where certain members would not 
appear in operas with certain others. 
This caused the carrying of high- 
priced 1 singers, some of whom never 
sang a note during the Manhattan 
run. Extra rehearsals and other ex- 
penses finally made it necessary to 
cail upon the directors for aid. 

A bill for $125 for supplies used 
by the company during its stay at 
the Manhattan was received by Mrs. 
Hammersteln, widow of Oscar, who 
turned over the memorandum for 
Miss Oarden to pay. 

Titta Ruffo, the baritone, did not 
leave New York with the company. 
It has been announced that he has 
signed with the Metropolitan Opera 
Company for 12 appearances next 
season, by General Manager Gatti- 

Whether Ruffo will continue with 
the tour of the Chicago Opera Com- 
pany is unknown. 

A story says Fortune -Gallo is to 
take over the Manhattan opera 
house from Mrs. Hammerstein as 
soon as some legal entanglements 
have been ironed out to make the 
transfer possible. 


Bankers "Scabbing" as Stage 
Hands in Plaza, Superior. 

Duluth, March 9. 
A strike of the musicians' and 
stage hands' unions at the Plaza, 
Superior, will probably bring an end 
to dramatic stock at that theatre. 
Merchants, bankers and other prom- 
inent business men of the city, who 
hold stock in the Superior Amuse- 
ment Co., which operates the play- 
house, are now pushing scenery in 
order to keep the theatre operating. 

The musicians struck some time 
ago, when denied a season's contract 
extending to July SI. The manage- 
ment asked for a two weeks' can- 
cellation clause in the contract, but 
the musicians took exception to this. 
The stage hands' union, it is said, 
was not in favor of the musicians' 
actions, but walked out later by re- 
quest of the officers of the interna- 
tional union In New York. 


New President Sees Jolson 
Show Inauguration Week 

Washington, March t. 
The "Big Show" was surely lack- 
ing In the Inauguration of President 
Harding; the rttcat re-did well, tie 
first part of the week, but nothing 
to compare with what they did on 
previous inaugurations. However, 
on the night of the 4th, and then for 
the rest of the week, they made up 
lost time, doing capacity. This not 
only included the musical comedies 

which were appearing at all theatre 
houses, "George White's Scandals of 
1920" at the National; "The Passing 
Show of 1919," at Poll's, and Al Jol- 
son in "Slndbad," at the Shubert- 
Belasco, but the motion picture 
theatres as well. 

The big event for theatricals took 
place on Saturday night, when 

3 *.«=* 


Outlook for Spring and Summer, with Few New 
Shows in Preparation, Is Dull — Big Pictures Get- 
ting Call in Preference to Revues. 

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Howard Rumsey Follows In on 
Expiration of K. & E. Lease. 

Syracuse, N. T., March t. 
The Empire, following the expira- 
tion of the lease held by the Empire 
Theatre Co. (Klaw & Erlanger) 

March 20, will have stock, placed In 
President Harding occupied a box at I !t °y Howard Rumsey, who has been 
the Shubert-Belasco. The new Presir tno official stock producer here for 


Taken Out of "Irene" for Observa- 


Shown at Boston's Experimental 
Theatre Opening. 

Boston, March 9. 

The "Experimental Theatre of 
Boston" was opened on Monday 
night at the Peabody Playhouse 
with three one-act pieces. The new 
iheatre is due to the efforts of John 
M. Perkins of New York and it Is 
similar in idea to the Provincetown 
Players and the Irish Players. The 
aim Is to bring out little plays 
which the professional theatre finds 
it inadvisable to produce. 

"In the Marshes," one of the plays 
at the opening, is a weird thing. It 
Is played in total darkness, except 
for an occasional flash of lightning. 
There is but one speaking part, 
unseen at any time. 

After the matinee Wednesday of 
last week, Lillian Lee. who played 
the "mother upstairs" In the tene- 
ment house scene in "Irene," at the 
Vanderbilt, was found to be out of 
her mind. James Montgomery re- 
moved Miss L- • in a taxi to Bellevue, 
where she was placed In the psycho- 
pathic ward for observation. It was 
stated at the theatre Monday that 
she had been ordered transferred to 
Ward's Island. 

Catherine Hastings replaced her in 
the show. Much excitement was re- 
ported to have occurred back stage 
after the performance, but the man- 
agement denied Miss Lee was vio- 


Preparing Production for May Pres- 


Indianapolis Clash of Competing 
Houses and Shows. 

Indianapolis, March 9. 

The Shuberts are making a fight 
to meet the competition of the "Fol- 
;;«•=,," bringing .ipiffulaon tind ''Sin- 
bad" at $3.30 Into the Murat last 
half of next week, to oppose "The 
Follies" at English's for the entire 
week at $4.40. 

The English advance sale seems 
to demonstrate that Indianapolis is 
willing to stand the scale, which is 
about double the Usual tariff. 


Fred Falkner, who is now asso- 
ciated with Jenie Jacobs in her new 
offices, has secured the Auditorium 
at Ocean Grove, N. J., for Saturday 
nights during the summer season 
and will present operatic concerts 

Caruso played to a gross of $20,- 
000 at the Auditorium for a single 
performance. All bookings will be 
handled through Miss Jacobs. 

Frank Fay will be the author of 
a New York summer musical at- 
traction which is scheduled to be 
placed in a Klaw & Erlanger house 
during May. Rehearsals will start 
within two weeks. 

Fay will be responsible for the 
book, while Bert Kalmer and Harry 
Ruby will write the music. Lew 
Brice will sponsor the dances. 

The cast has not been fully se- 
lected as yet. The show, upon 
which no definite title has been set- 
tled, will break in out of town be- 
fore opening here. 


Ottawa, Can., March 9. 

Productions which are evidently 
works of merit pass up the capital 
of Canada on account of the lack of 
appreciation. "It is not unusual for 
Ottawa to entertain angels un- 
awares. People wake up after the 
angel has passed and— hope he will 
return." This remark came from a 
local theatregoer, and Nigel Play- 
fair's London production of "The 
BeggnrV Opera," wfttch closed irere 
Saturday after a weeks run to fair 
business, may be described as a sim- 
ilar visitation. 

It was one of the finest theatrical 
treats afforded the public in this 
city, but again the audiences re- 
corded their preference for lighter 
stuff. The opera Is hardly likely to 
be heard here again. It is a British 

dent evidently enjoyed every minute 
of Al Jolson's show. When, during 
a speech by Jolson In which he re- 
ferred to his bill at a hotel in At- 
lantic City as a reminder of 
Harding's plurality, the new Presi- 
dent seemed to enjoy the Joke 
immensely. At various points of the 
performance Mr. Harding led in the 

President Harding did not occupy 
the box so often used by President 
Wilson during his many visits to 
this theatre, Mr. Wilson's favorite 
box being located In the first bal- 
cony tier In the center, while that 
used by President Harding and his 
party was on the extreme left on 
the same tier. 


K. & E. Has Two Month's Op- 
tion on Visitation Property. 

Baltimore, March 9. 

A two-month option on the 
Academy of Visitation property on 
the northeast corner of Howard 
and Center streets and directly 
across the street from the Audito- 
rium and the Academy, has been 
obtained In the interest of Klaw Cz 
Erlanger, lessees of the Academy at 
the present time. It is understood 
that Klaw & Erlanger, or Its repre- 
sentative is negotiating with the Du 
Ponts with the idea of having that 
firm erect a hotel on that site in 
conjunction with the theatre. 

Though the purchase of this 
convent property has been rumored 
time after time in real estate cir- 
cles, never before has it taken on 
the proportions of an option as it 
has in the last instance. 

Whether the option is a gratis 
one or for a consideration has not 
been announced. 

several years, calling his organiza- 
tion the Knickerbocker Players. 
Rumsey will open the stock about 
March 28 and may play It until Sep- 
tember, according to present ar- 

But one member of former com- 
panies will be retained, Ralph 
Murphy, a Syracuse university grad 
who was stage manager for the 
K nicks last season. 

Mina Gombel (Mrs. Rumsey) Is 
reported to have secured a divorce 
from her husband last week at 
Herkimer, N. Y. She had been the 
leading lady of the Empire stock for 
many seasons. 

The K. & E. attractions are to be 
shifted to the Bastable, which also 
plays American burlesque one half 
each week. 

There was a report Marcus Loew 
had negotiated for the Empire, but 
it had no actual foundation. 




Savage Decides 


Preliminary work in the revival of 
'The Merry Widow" has been 
started by Henry W. Savage. It has 
practically been decided not to re- 
produce the piece this spring, but to 
bring it in regularly in the fall. 

"The Merry Widow" was first pre- 
sented in New York in October, 1907, 
at the New Amsterdam. It made a 
run of 53 weeks, later appearing at 
the Grand opera house, Academy of 
Music and the West End. All of the 
latter were then neighborhood legiti- 
mate theatres. 


Injured Dancer with Wife, Going 

Michel Fokine, who Is at present 
Incapacitated at his home, due to a 
fall he suffered while appearing at 
the Metropolitan opera house on the 
first of the month, and .vhich will 
keep him idle for the next few weeks, 
has, with his wife, Vera Fokina, 
accepted an offer for Paris during 
May and June. 

The dancer will appear at the 

This is the first spring In three 
years that signs for a prolonged 
season and "open" summer art ab« 
sent. The disappearance of "angel 
money" figures, but the general fall-, 
ing off in business that began im- 
mediately after Washington's Birth- 
day, together with fewer new pro- 
ductions in course of preparation 
than at any time since the armis- 
tice, more probably supplies the rea- 
sons. Pictures have the call on 
Broadway this spring more than 
planned revues. 

The slump that started last week, 
and was Just as bad early this week, 
is more complete than the expec- 
tations of some of the conservative 
showmen. With a few exceptions, 
and they take in only the "smash" 
attractions, the box offices all along 
the line, with managers admitting 
a drop of "$1,000 and upwards" over 
the pace of early February. Fig- 
ures in "Shows in New York and 
Comment" are not based on a de- 
cline from the takings of Washing- 
ton's Birthday week, but from the 
pace of the week prior. Otherwise 
the decrease in takings would fig- 
ure actually an average drop of 
from $2,000 to over $4,000. 

There is a chance of partial re- 
covery with the advent of Easter. 
The payment of federal Income 
taxes is one certain factor mitigat- 
ing against heavy box office draws. 
The demand recently for cheaper 
seats is an evidence of that. 

Business out of town Is reported 
In a slump also, being consistent 
with Broadway. Failure to sell out 
Saturday night in the important 
stands has caused managers to re- 
move the extra impost for the per- 
formance, but with the same scale 
operating as for the week day eve- 
ning business has not been up to 
expectations. This lead of remov- 
ing the Saturday scale has already, 
been taken up by at least one 
Broadway house with a sell-out last 
Saturday recorded. 

"Macbeth" will stop at the Apollo 
Saturday, the run being Just three 
weeks and two days. Its closing 
was anticipated, but it marks the 
second unfortunate break this sea- 
son for Arthur Hopkius, who pro- 
duced It. His venture with "The 
Beggar's Opera." imported from 
London, also was a financial failure, 

All three of the Selwyn theatres 
will change attractions next week. 
"Love Birds" with Pat Rooney will 
succeed "Macbeth" at the Apollo* 
the production being the first Wil- 
ncr & Romberg offering in this sea* 
son. "The Right Girl," a Selwya 
offering will follow "The Mirage" 
into the Times Square. This attrae* 
tlon was formerly called "Maid to 
Love." "The Prince and the Pau- 
per" goes to the road from the Sel- 
wyn, the house taking on a Fox 
picture "A Conneticut Yankee at 
the Court of St. James." A third 
legitimate attraction will be on the 
lists next week, it being "The Survi- 

Opera House there, giving 16 per- I val of the Fittest" which will open 
formances in a series of two weekly, 'cold at the Greenwich Village. 

Collegians st Met. 
The Mask and Wig Chib, the 
student dramatic organ lzatior. of 
tho University of Pennsylvania, 
will present this season's produc- 
tion, "Somebody's Lion." at the 
Metropolitan Open House, New 
York, /.pril 12. This follows the 
annual work's engagement in Phila- 


One of Chamberlain Brown's Redent 



n "The Greenwich Village Follies 
of 1920," at the Shubert Theatre. 
Miss Normand concluded her en- 
gagement with the "Follies" at the 
f*nd of their New York run, March 

Fokine will also produce a ballet for 
the opera during his stay. 


Max Marcin has started rehears- 
als of his new farce "The Night 
Cap," written by Guy Bolton and 

In the cast are: Violet Hemlng 
George Gaul. Jack Rafael, Elizabeth 
Risdon, John Daly Murphy. Dudley 
Haw ley. 



Lillian Lorraine is reported stead- 
ily improving from her recent acci- 
dent when sTie fell, bending a ver- 
tabrae of her spine. 

While Miss Lorraine's recovery 
seems certain, the doctors say it 
will be three months before she 
can venture out. 



Gus Hills' "Abie, the Agent," 
closed March 5 In Elm Ira, N. Y. 
The show had been rewritten and 
converted into a musical comedy 
from the original book of straight 
farce produced by Dixon and Lcvine. 

Dixon and Hill were jointly in- 
terested in the reconstructed ver- 

Two openings are already listed 
for the week of March 21 when "The 
Ghost Between" will arrive at the 
39th Sjreet, succeeding "Samson 
and Delilah" which goes on tour; 
t io Shuberts will open the Ritz, their 
newest theatre, on that date with 
John Drink water's new play "Mary, 
Queen of Scots." It is a William 
Harris, Jr. production. 

The entrance of "Nice People" at 
tho new Klaw theatre last week 
gives Sam H. Harris five attractions 
on Broadway, no other manager hav- 
ing that number of current offerings. 
"Nice People" won excellent notices. 
Others on the Harris string are 
"Welcome Stranger," Still indefinite 
at the Sam Harris (renamed from 
Cohan and Harris), "The Champion" 
at tho Longacro, "Little Old New 
York" at the Plymouth, and "Wake 
L T p Jonathan" at the Miller. 

"The Four Horse m e n of The Apo- 
calypse" is the Broadway 
picture entrant. It opened Sunday 
night at tho Lyric with a $10 scale, 
but most of the tickets were distrib- 
uted by Metro, Monday matinee, 
however, the feature displayed real 
Strength and the night business was 
an absolute sell-out, continuing 
Tuesday and Wednesday. "Four 
Horsemen" is due to move to the 
(Continued on page 17.) 


Friday, March 11, 1921 




President John Emerson Requests Questioner Not to Mention Nor Discuss In- 
.., . dependent Producers— Sa*» "It Will Tie H*n<U of Council in Future"— 

Small ness of Vote Brings Wonderment — New York Members Said Not to 

Have Voted. 

"I knew someone, before the after- 
noon was over, would ask that 
question," said President John 
Emerson at the Actors' Equity As- 
sociation meeting in the Hotel Astor 
last Sunday. "I am sorry you asked 
it. The council anticipated the 
question and through me asks you 
all not to discuss it in any way, as 
whatever is said may tie the coun- 
cil^ hands in the future." 

The question referred to by Mr. 
Emerson was from a male member. 
He asked the chairman in what 
position the Equity Shop left the 
members of the Actors' Fidelity 
League and what would be the atti- 
tude of the Equity toward the 
prominent independent producers 
(not members of the Producing 
Managers' Association), naming 
George M. Cohan, Henry Miller, 
Mrs. Fiske and Margaret Anglin, 
among others. 

Mr. Emerson conti. ued: "I must 
ask you to trust your officers. How- 
ever, it's only a matter of a short 
time now until every actor will have 
to Join the Equity. If they won't 
obey the dictates of their own con- 
science or appreciate our efforts in 
their own behalf or if we can't get 
them in by strategy, then we will 
force them in." 

The meeting was largely attended. 
It was estimated that 2.000 were 
present, with everyone verified as an 
Equity member through close scru- 
tiny of the membership card. The 
cards were scrutinized by two sets 
of inspectors, one set looking at the 
cards as presented at the door and 
passing themto another set of in- 

The meeting was opened by the 
president, who announced the ref- 
erendum mail vote on the Equity 
Shop as 3,398 in favor and 115 

Threat Against P. M. A. 

Mr. Emerson introduced John 
Cope, who plunged into the matter 
of the recent difference between the 
Equity and the Shuberts. Mr. Cope 

stated that Frank Gillmore, Equity 
secretary, and Dorothy Bryant, sec- 
retary of the Chorus Equity, had 
done some detective work amongst 
chorus girls and had "unearthed 
some fearful facts" about the Shu- 
berts. The agreement made be- 
tween the Equity and the Shuberts 
was then read, and in part is as 

After the agreement is signed: 

No. 1. — Within seven days 
notices must be Liven to all 
managers, executives and em- 
ployes of .the Shuberts that 
there is to be no discrimination 
against members of Equity. 

No. 2— Within 14 days print- 
ed notices to this effect must be 
posted on the callboards of 
every theatre controlled by the 

No. 3 — If any member of 
Equity, principal or chorus, can 
prove discrimination against any 
said employe of the Shuberts, 
said employe, be he manager o r 
in other capacity, must bt im- 
mediately discharged. Failure to 
discharge said employe will be 
considered a breach of this 
agreement and the charges and 
complaint against the Shuberts 
will be immediately reopened 
(or revived). 

No. 4 — Deputies from Equity 
may attend all rehearsals or go , 
back stage of any of the Shu- 
bert theatres at any time, day 
or night, oi» presentation of cre- 

No. 6— Principals are to have 
their contracts as soon as en- 
gaged, before rehearsal, and the. 
chorus within 15 days after re- 
hearsals commence. If the lat- 
ter are not engaged they are to 
receive two weeks' salary. 

Toward the close of the meeting 
Mr. Emerson, when again address- 
ing it, observed: "We now hold a 
whip over the heads of the Shu- 
berts that will be useful to us when 

it comes time to talk to the 
P. M. A." 

Tirade Against Variety. 
Earlier, in his first remarks, Mr. 
Emerson had stated the Equity con- 
tract with the Producing Managers' 
Association would not expire until 
September, 1924. He said there were 
the managers of the Touring Man- 
agers' Association (Gus Hill crowd), 
stock managers, road shows, tent 
(Continued on page 17.) 



Art and Business Clash at the 
Times Square. 


Plans for Road Companies 
Also Announced 

The original company of "Mary" 

will leave the Knickerbocker In 

April, going to Philadelphia for the 

third engagement there within one 
year. This was decided on' last 
week when George M. Cohan se- 
cured the Garrick, in Philadelphia, 
for an indefinite engagement. It Is 
conceded "Mary" could remain on 
Broadway until the warm weather 
despite there are three companies 
on tour, but Mr. Cohan choose the 
bigger sharing terms that an out 
of town continuation will afford. 

The Boston company will go into 
the Colonial, Chicago, starting 
March 20, which is the real reason 
for sending the Knickerbocker com- 
pany to Philadelphia, The Boston 
"Mary" will leave this week, the 
actual running time there for the 
attraction having been 21 weeks. It 
will play Baltimore and Washington 
before jumping to Chicago. 

A clash between the artistic and 

business end of "The Cradle Song," 

which started as a special matinee 
attraction at the Times Square last 
week, resulted in the piece being 
suddenly withdrawn after a per- 
formance Saturday morning. The 
cast assembled for Monday after- 
noon, but was dismissed. It drew 
some vory favorable notices, though 
the Selwyn office was not keen to 
continue the attraction in the Times 

"The Cradle Song," an adaptation 
from the Spanish, was produced by 
a co-operative organization of play- 
ers and others. Eleven persons 
figured in its ownership, among 
them Augustln Duncan, Whitford 
Kane, Margaret Wycherly, Harmon 
McGregor, Barry McCullam, Martha 
Messenger, Angela McCahill and 
Mrs. Norman Hapgood. The same 
group put on St. John Ervlne's 
"Mixed Marriage," recently with- 
drawn after four weeks at the 63rd 
Street theatre, and which may 
again be offered for special per- 
formances at the Belmont. 

Actoc Willing to Pay Claims, 
but Bankruptcy Forbids. 

A hearing in the Jimmy Hussey 
bankruptcy proceedings was on the 
calender for Thursday, but his at- 
torney, Frederick E. Goldsmith. 
ask«yj for. % postponement, "Tha 
| Whirl of the Town" in which Hus- 
sey is appearing and which the Shu- 
J berts produced, opened in Washing- 
ton Sunday night. It is due in New 
York early next month. 

Mr. Goldsmith was in touch with 
the I. A. T. S. E. and the A. E. A^ 
the latter through Paul Turner, its 
counsel, with the result that they 
were not disposed to interfere with 
Hussey. The latter was willing to 
drop the bankruptcy proceedings, 
with the idea of settling with tha 
stage hands and members of his) 
company. This is not permitted 
under the law, unless an agreement 
to a basis of settlement is secured 
from all creditors. 

The liabilities for Hussey's "Tattle 
Tales" total around $11,000. About 
$600 is due the company and some- 
thing over $500 to the stage crew 
carrle'* A small amount in salaries 
is said to be owing the musicians. 


Variety Published Misinformation 
About 8huberts f Press Rep. 



Hanna, Cleveland, and Apollo, Chi- 
cago, Starting. 



Only Three Women at Opening of 
Woods' Show in Boston. 

Boston, March 9. 
The opening of "Gertie's Garter," 
the new A. H. Woods' show at the 
Plymouth Monday, was practically 
a "stag" show. There were but 
three women in the audience, the 
house having been sold out to the 
Bank Clerks' Association. There 
was a turnaway, some of the clerks 
being unable to get tickets at the 
door, even with the reservation. 

The show as given Monday night 
was "some" performance. Censor 
John Casey had chosen to attend the 
"Greenwich Village Follies" opening 
and did not catch the Woods' show 
until Tuesday night. Considerable 
pruning can be expected. 

Road Producers to Play Out Current Season, Pro- 
vided "Equity Shop" Does Not Become Effective 
— T. M. A. Engaging Best Legal Talent Available. 


A special meeting of the board of 
directors of the Touring Managers' 
Association was held in the offices 
of Leffler & Bratton Wednesday af- 
ternoon, to consider the adoption of 
the Equity Shop by the" A. E. A. and 
what effect it would have on the 
•activities of the membership of the 
T. M. A. The sense of the meeting, 
following discussion of the Equity 
Shop plan at length, was that the 
T. M. A. would await the next move 
of the Equity. This means that as 
long as the Equity does not put the 
Equity shop into effect the T. M. A. 
WiH go flings as usual, finlshl;*;* the 
present season out and at the close 
of this season going ahead with 
next season's productions as the 
membership has In the past sea- 

In the event, however, that the 
Equity should announce that the 
Equity Shop is effective any time 
between now and the end of the 
current season, the T. M. A. pro- 
ducers, according to an ofllcial -of 
that organization, will immediately 
post a two weeks' notice of closing. 
This of course would not apply if ■ 
company operated by a T. M. A. 
member had no Equity members in 
il - it was tteeided at the board of 
directors' meeting to engage the best 
i°Bai talent obtainable to protect 

the Interests of the T. M. A. mem- 


a. in order to meet any situa- 

tion that might arise, following the 
placing in effect of the Equity Shop, 
by the A. E. A. 

The making effective of the Equity 
Shop is up to the Equity Council, 
which is 'empowered to institute 
the plan at any time it desires. 
The A. E. A. Council also has the 
right to exempt any particular man- 
ager or group of managers from the 
provisions of the Equity Shop, or 
"closed shop" as the idea is gener- 
ally understood in show business. 

If the Equity does not make its 
closed shop plan effective before 
next scasorr; h.sf it\il l t\t it *«y * in 
August, the T. If, A. members ac- 
cording to a T. M. A. official will 
cast their companies with any actors 
they desire to engage regardless of 
whether they are affiliated with the 
lOquity or any other organization. 
The T. If. A. in other words will not 
show any discrimination against any 
one who applies for an engagement, 
making their selections on the basis 
of merit. 

Should trouble with the Equity 
arise from this course that would 
prevent the one night stand men 
from conducting their business, that 
situation, according; to one of the 
largest of the road managers, Will 
l»e met with a plan of act ion. v Rich 
the road men beilove will he effec- 
tive but which they do noi rare to 
disclose at present. • 

"The Prince and the Pauper." 
with William Faversham. which 
leaves the Selwyn for the road Sat- 
urday, has been assigned the honor 
of opening the West's two newest 
legitimate theatres. After several 
weeks in the East it will arrive In 
Cleveland as the premiere attrac- 
tion of the new Hanna theatre. 

April 18 it will be assigned the 
similar duty of lighting up A. H. 
Woods' new Apollo in Chtcago. 

In its Issue of June 27, 1119, Va- 
riety published an article to the ef- 
fect that A. Toxen Worm was not 
to be permitted to return to the of- 
fice of the Shuberts as press agent, 
because of the embroilments Mr. 
Worm's activities had caused the 

At the time Variety published that 
article it deemed the source of in- 
formation to be reliable, o erwlse 
Variety would not have lent its 
columns to the dissemination of the 

Variety is now correctly informed 
Mr. Worm was in fact the press 
representative of the Shuberts at 
the time the article was published, 
and that he remained in that ca- 
pacity for several months follow- 
ing, until he left for Boston to take 
charge of the publicity and man- 
agerial work on behalf o' the Ihu- 
berts, where he is now engaged. 

In Boston at present Mr. Worm 
is in command of the six Shubert 
theatres in that city. Business at 
the Shubert houses, Boston, has 
noticeably prospered under Worm's 

This belated correction is made la 
justice to Mr. Worm. 



Kelly— Wooster Wedding Bells. 

I Boston. March 9. 
Miss "Boots" Wooster and Paul 
Kelly, members of the "Honors Are 
Even" company, playing at the Park 
Squara theatre, announced their en- 
gagement during the week. The 
date of the wedding is May 2%. The 
couple mat at Long Beach last sum- 

Last Minute Changes in Plans for New Theatres 
Made as Builders Realize Potential Money Value 
of an Extra Seating Section. 


K,.n<.- COM.FI.AIN they're on Numfur t»«i. 

S .Mic (OMl'l \I\ (tic billliig wot | do 
Other* COMPLAIN of the lark of tt.c t*«,»t».f . 

I lunh f >r « rut l*»t Jtet *-*r» I«mfc1nf 
R'j »<*■ tft-r week ant week aft.* wee* 

Tticy ««..■'• let me h*»e the »»••*» m I 

That maaagers do consider the 
importance of gallery business is 
shown by last minute changes to 
plans of several theatres of recent 
buildinj where some provision for 
seats Is made above the balcony. 
This change in opinion is angled on 
the rise of admission scales within 
the past few seasons and the In- 
creases have carried through to the 
top of the house successfully. Where 
a hit is berthed it is no trick to sail 
tickets for the gallery at $1.50. and* 
f1 an-l t'<#jsV..goe« nof only for musi- 
cal but dramatic shows us well. 

It is for that reason that there is 
a revision of building plans over 
those used for the past half dozen 
years. Most of the new theatres 
built up to last season are more of 
the intimate type, planned to ac- 
commodate between soo and 
persons. That such a house is suffi- 
ciently large enough can he judged 
from the grosses secured by "The 
Bat" at the Morosco. Business has 
run between $17,000 and $19 000. 
mostly through manipulation of the 


other moderately sised house* of 
newer construction have noi the 
exceptional ground floor capacity. 
But it has been notice* thai the 
hits will bring opacity in the g»f- 
lery where presented. That ex- 
plains the sudden change thai pro- 
i ib-d s small gallery i <»r the new 
itits th at re, due to open .March 

21. The addition is more like a 
shelf than the usual gallery con- 
formation. A similar stunt was 
provided in the building of the Cen- 
tral about two years ago. 

Managers have discovered a 
peculiar antipathy of patrons for 
cheap seats, principally where a 
success is offered. When "Enter 
Madame" moved to the Pulton thea- 
tre early in the fall the gallery was 
priced at f.O cents. Though the at- 
traction drew turnaway business. 
there was a general refusal to ac- 
cept the gallery scats. It was te- 
termlned to advance the price to fl 
and almost immediately the house 
was going "clean" and getting $l.6t 
for the front gallery rows on Sat- 
urday night and holidays. 

There are any number of houses 
charging $1 for the front gallery 
rows and a majority of Broadway 
theatres have galleries contrary to 
the general idea on that point. A 
few nouses are priced at 75 and 5t 
cents for the top floor, but nons 
under those figures. It Is doubtful 
if the 28 cent seats will ever be 
again offered regardless of whether 
there tl I downward rcvlsloa of ad- 
mission scales. 

.Managers say the native New 
V«»i !.« r is not more a general patron 
in the gallery than downstairs, 
since many natives await the ar- 
■ I Ol attractions in the neighbor- 
hood houses where orchestra floor 
ticket) are priced the same ss now 
chare d in the galleries of bouj 
in the theatre /one. 




Friday, March 11, 1921 



'Afgar," Central (18th week). 
House may noi get a legitimate 

uitraction until summer. "Dream 
Street" set to follow "Afgar," 
which closes its run April 2. 
Down to around $12,700 last week. 
JBpd Men," Comedy (27th week). 
Few attractions dodged the slump 
which started last week, even this 
success not entirely escaping. Off 
about $500, with the gross $11,500 
"Blue Eyes," Casino (3d week). 
Second week minus the $5. Open- 
ing night and holiday did not fig- 
ure to hold up to pace of premiere 
week. Slipped to $15,000. May re- 
cover, but run uncertain. 
•Broken Wing," 48th St. (14th 
week). Show now getting some 
cut rate aid, but is holding up 
well. Around $11,500 last week. 
Clot $13,000 for Washington's 
Birthday week. 
•Cornered," Afltor (14th week). Off 
a little over $1,000, with the tak- 
ings under $13,800. Attraction 
will run until after Easter, but 
will not be sent to road until 
•Dear Me," Republic (8th week). 
(Jross was under $10,000 last week, 
the pace slipping in like propor- 
tion to other offerings. Figures to 
run through the spring. 
"Deurau," Belasco (12th week). One 
of the attractions not affected last 
week. Demand strong and gross 
again around $17,800. Will finish 
the season strongly. 
•Emperor Jones," Princess (6th 
week). Cut rates are aiding lib- 
erally here. House has advantage 
of daily matinee with "Different" 
the attraction then. 
•Enter Msdame," Fulton (30th 
week). For the first time this at- 
traction swung with the general 
tide of business. Off about $1,000, 
with the takings, however, around 
■First Year," Little (21st week). An 
exception to the rule with the 
takings unaffected and business 
well over $12,000 (house seats 
520). Will play four matinees 
Easter week, and is still offering 
an extra matinee weekly. 
•Gold Diggers," Lyceum (7.5th 
week). Slipped with the list last 
week, with the gross around $13,- 
000. This attraction, however, is 
listed to run into the summer and 
move directly to the road. 
"Good Times," Hippodrome (31st 
week). Percentage of drop fig- 
ures the same as with Broadway 
generally. Gross last week $49,- 
' 000. with Sunday added it went to 
$51,000. Has about six weeks 
more to go. 
'Her Family Tree," Shubert (11th 
week). Moved over from the Lyric 
Monday. Pace last week about 
reached the stop limit of $12,000. 
Attraction should gain by change 
in houses, but prolonged stay 
not figured. 
'In the Night Watch," Century (7th 
week). This melodrama has held 
up much mone strongly than pre- 
dicted. Around $17,000 last week. 
Agency and cut rates aiding. May 
remain through April. 
Irene," Vanderbilt (68th week). 
Musical wonder now looks good 
for continuation into summer, 
with a possibility of it running 
into next season. 
'Ladies' Night," Eltinge (31st week). 
Stands up as the farce hit of the 
season. Its continued big busi- 
ness a surprise, even to manage- 
ment. Little under $15,000. 
"Lady Billy," Liberty (13th week). 
The Mitzl show not affected as 
much as many others "last week. 
It was close to its pace with $17,- 
K00 in. Should run another five 
or six weeks. 
"Little Old New York," Plymouth 
(27th week). Fell off with others, 
the drop being a little more than 
$1,000, and the gross going under 
the $11,000 mark. 
"Lightnin* ," Gaiety (130th week). 
Wonder show was little affected. 
Like "The First Tear," it will play 
four matinees Easter week. Due 
to remain in the summer going. 
"Macbeth," Apollo (4th week). Will 
be withdrawn Saturday, the run 
then being three weeks and three 
performances. Stopping in> sur- 
prise, for the piece had no chance 
from the first. "Love Birds," the 
Pat R'>onr>y show, will succeed 
r.ti« eretfe. 
"Mary Rose," Empire (12th week). 
About three weeks more, show 
going to road as soon as John and 
Ethel Bar iy more are ready with 
"Claire de Lunc." which is defi- 
nitely considered the succeeding 
"Mary," Knickerbocker (21tt week). 
Still playing to important money 
and could remain until end of sea- 
son. Will be sent out in about 
five weeks, going to Philadelphia 
for the third time. 
"Meanest Man in the World," Hud- 
son (22d week). Drop here was 
more'than some of the others, the 
gross slipping under $10,000. 
"Miss Lulu Bett," Belmont tilth 
week). Week er.d trade held up 
nicely, somewhat better than the 
earlier weeks. Played to around 
$8,400 last week, the gross being 
very good for this house. Chances 
of sticking through spring bright. 
"Nics People," Marc Klaw (2d 
week), opened Wednesday night, 


winning notices on the par with 
best of season. Business capacity 
since premiere. 

"Passing 8how of 1921," Winter 
Garden (11th week). Will easily 
run until summer. Present plans 
call f«»r it remaining into June, 
with a Chicago summer run start- 
ing early in July. 

"Prince and Pauper," Selwyn (19th 
week). Leaves for the road this 
week. Slipped badly In final 
week except at matinees. Switch- 
ing of houses partly to blame. 
Fox's picture, "A Connecticut 
Yankee at the Court of St. James" 
will follow Sunday. 
"Peg o' My Heart," Cort (4th week). 
Gross went to nearly $15,000 last 
week, the demand being excep- 
tionally strong. Heavy draw in 
gallery at $1 is helping keep tak- 
ings to big figures. * 
"Rollo'a Wild Oat," Punch & Judy 
(16th week). Last week's slump 
was little felt here. Special mat- 
inees of Xummer playlets draw- 
ing fairly. Are to remain indefi- 
"Rote Girl," Ambassador (5th 
week). Pace of this musical show 
fooled critics and managers. At- 
traction not a smash, bu' gross 
quite profitable at around $16,000. 
"8ally," New Amsterdam (12th 
week). Broadway's smash at- 
traction. Leads the exceptions to 
the slump and the business held 
up to form with better than $34,- 
000 again grossed. Liberty prac- I 
tically set to get show when new 
"Follies" is ready. 
"Romance," Playhouse (2d week). 
This revival has caught on with 
a bang thus far, with near capa- 
city takings for first week, with 
the gross over $12,600. 
"Skin Game," Bijou (21st week). 
Is about ready to leave for road. 
"Toto" mentioned to succeed later 
in month, but reports on Dltrich- 
steln piece strong and a larger 
house may be assigned it. 
"Samson and Delilah," 39th Street 
(17th week). Will leave for road 
after next week. "The Ghost Be- 
tween." the succeeding attraction, 
slated to open March 21. 
"Spanish Love," Maxlne Elliott 
(31st week). Though compara- 
tively moderate in takings, this 
drama rates as one of the season's 
novelty dramatic successes. 
Nearly $12,000 again last week. 
"The Bat," Morosco (29th week). 
Management undecided whether 
to try continuance through hot 
weather. Up to now show has 
been the non-musical leader. 
"The Green Goddess," Booth (3th 
week). One of the hits not af- 
fected by the annual spring 
slump. Played to $14,000 last 
week with standing room nightly. 
May run into the summer. 
"The Tavern," Cohan (24th week). 
Most of long run plays slipped 
from $1,000 upward from the nor- 
mal eight performance pace last 
week. No exception here. Takings 
around $9,800. 
"The Mirage," Times So.. (24th 
week). Will go to the road Sat- 
urday. "The Right Girl," renamed 
from the "Maid to Love," a musi- 
cal attraction, will succeed next 
"Tip Top," Globe (23d week). Like 
"Sally" business ran to form last 
week with the gross as big as 
ever. Normal pace is over $27,000 
for eight performance week. 
"Three Live Ghosts," Baycs (24th 
week). This comedy has made a 
fine run of It. Gross, though 
comparatively moderate, still pro- 
viding a good profit. 
"The Champion," Longacre (10th 
week). Did not escape the gen- 
eral slipping, but gross was over 
$12,000. Very good figure for 
house at $2.50. 
"Wake Up, Jonathan," Henry Mil- 
ler (8th week). This attraction 
due to remain another five or six 
weeks though takings are not 
strong. Pace last week around 
$7,000. Strength is at tho matinee 
"Woman of Bronze" Frazee (27th 
week). This drama has held firm 
to the premiere prediction of a 
long run. Still making money. 
"Welcome Stranger," Ram IT. Harris 
(26th week). Just about hit $16,- 
000 last week. That figure Is im- 
portant for an attraction holding 
a ^£50 top and \\ tops other offer- 
ings so priced. 
"Wsy Down East," 44th Street (2Sth 

"Over the Hill," Broadhurst (23d 

''Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse," 
Lyric (1st week). Started off 
strongly. Opening night at $10, 
practically given away. First 
matinee Monday drew better than 
$800. Tuesday as big with the 
nipht business around $2,300. 

"Hitchy-Koo" and "Night 
Boat" Also Big in Chicago. 

Chicago, March t. 

With summer weather prevailing, 
most of the shows took a decided 
slump. This week will see six new 
shows on the rialto. A few will try 
for a summer run while the others 
will plug in the open time for 
limited engagements. 

Estimates for the week: 

"Shavings" (Powers, 2d week). 
Though -not getting big money, will 
make a very profitable run. Draw- 
ing women and children and making 
money for both house and show; 

"Fanchon- Marco Satirss" (Olym- 
pic, 6th week). Getting a heavy 
play from the middle class, with 
sane prices. Only two more weeks; 

"Irene" (Garrick, 14th week). 
Moved to the Studebaker for indefi- 
nite run. Replaced at Garrick by 
"East Is West," "Irene" still main- 
taining its musical comedy lead of 

"Way Down East" (Woods'. 12th 
week). Gradually slipping, though 
still getting important money; 

"Follies" (Colonial, 10th week). 
Thirty-six thousand dollars; not 
holding quite up to its whirlwind 
start. "Night Boat" opened Sunday, 
drawing capacity house with very 
good notices. 

"Dulcy" (Cort, 2nd week). Has 
caught on for a run. beating last 
week by a thousand dollars. Over 
$13,000 this week. Doing some extra 

"The Tavsrn >f (Cohan's Grand, 5th 
week). Holding jjp its phenomenal 
pace of $18,000. 

"When We Are Young" (La Salle, 
2nd week). Four thousand six hun- 
dred dollars sensational flop. "Kiss- 
ing Time" stepping in and drawing 
fair notices. 

"The Bat" (Princess, 10th week). 
A little over $22,000. Nothing seems 
to stop this one. Advance sale as 
big as ever. 

"Hitchy-Koo" (Illinois, 1st week). 
Said to be the best of the Hitchcock 
series. Have done away with 
Wednesday matinees, doing eight 
shows on the week. It is said this 
will prevail at all K. and E. houses 
for the rest of the season. 

"My Lady Friends" (Central, 4th 
week). Never got well started and 
left to about $5,000 on the week. 
"The Heart of Erin," with Walter 
Scanlon, for limited engagement 

"Happy-Go Lucky" (Playhouse, 
16th week). Eight thousand dollars. 
Going to the storehouse after a 
profitable run. "Woman to Woman" 
opening March 8. 

"Cognac" (Studebaker, 2nd week). 
Got practically nothing on its sec- 
ond and last week. "Irene" moving 

"The Famous Mrs. Fsir" (Black- 
stone, 10th week). Slipped to $9,500 
on its last week. Patricia Collinge 
in "Just Suppose" drew the elite on 
her opening, Monday. 

"Mecca" (Auditorium, 6th week). 
Forty-two thousand dollars; two 
more weeks and then "Aphrodite" 
for four weeks. 

One of those "negative" stories 
purporting to present the news that 
Evan Burrows Fontaine was secret* 
ly married to Cornelius Vanderbilt 
Whitney, son of Harry Payne WriU 
ney, was printed in a New York 
daily Sunday. All hands, Including 
young Whitney, an undergraduate 
at Yale, his father and Miss Fon- 
taine, were represented as declining 
to confirm the report. But It was 
intimated the marriage occurred 
last April and Miss Fontaine was 
circumKtanti&llv quoted as declar* 
lng she and Whitney were engaged 
secretly for a year and a half. 

Arguments were heard by Munic- 
$21,000 last wek and wil plpal Judge Davis in New York dur- 

ing the week In a suit brought by 
Charles White, an actor, against 
James M. Allison, newspaper writer 
and producer of acts. White alleged 
Allison owed him $500 for four 
weeks he was engaged to play In 
"Puritans," a vaudeville act, and 
that he had been replaced before he 
could begin rehearsals. He said 
when the case was taken before the 
V. M. P. A. It was decided in his 
favor. Decision will be handed down 
later by the court. 

vived at the Globe. This last 
show Is being held over another 

The Shuberts had the only new 
shows in town Monday night, ^"Ger- 
tie's Garter" opening at the Ply- 
mouth and the "Greenwich Village 
Follies" coming Into the Shubert. 
Both houses got a big play for the 
opening . 

Estimates for the week were: 

"Msry" (Colonial, 5th week). 
Final week has been a wonder when 
considered here for the second time. 
$19,500 on the week and could play 
extra matinee*, as tt did on previous 
engagement, if Cohan would stand 
for it. Whites "Scandals of 1920" 
due to come into the house. 

"Abraham Lincoln" (Hollis, 4th 

run about this figure while here 
Talk now of extending the engage- 
ment for few weeks. One of the 
biggest hits from the start that has 
played here of late. Not being 
plugged much by advertising and is 
carrying itself. 

"Psssion" (Tremont, 3d week). 
This film did not get over so well 
last week and indications are that 
it will be running pretty close by 
the time due to leave. About $10.- 
000, a drop of about $2,000 from the 
previous week. 

"Honors Are Even" (Park Square, 
10th week). Possibility this show 
will prove big surprise even to the 
producers. $9,200 last week, when 
figured it would drop to between 
$7,500 or $8,000 and i# gliding along 
gracefully. No time mentioned for 

"Earthbound" (Majestic, 1st 
week). Another film which got 
away fairly weel for opening. "Kis- 
met" in final week. $5,000. 

"Jim Jam Jems" (Wilbur, 3d 
week). Still picking up good money 
and getting surprisingly good play, 
mostly because of the title. Show 
should suffer somewhat this week 
and next because of other musical 
shows due In. $16,000 last week. 

"Greenwich Village Follies" (Shu- 
bert, 1st week). Biggest opening 
ever at this house. Over $4,000 first 
night. Starts out with good lead 
because of previous showing of same 
outfit last season. "Broadway 
Brevities" in final week got $15,000, 
a slight drop from what it had been 

"Gertie's Garter" (Plymouth, 1st 
week). With sensational opening 
and publicity, bound to be big hit 
here. Will probably get Just enough 
attention from censor to make It go 
better. Last week of the "Passion 
Flower" netted $11,000. 

"The Old Homestead" (Globe, 2d 
week). Much to surprise of every- 
body this show got away with $6,900 
last week and opened strong Mon- 

"Way Down East" (Tremont 
Temple, 26th week). No Indication 
film will not last with profit until 
well into the summer. 

"Aphrodite" (Boston opera house, 
2d week). Final week. $22,000 last 
week, top figures for the uptown 
Shubert house for present season. 




Hob Milton, author of "The 
Charm School," has written a now 
musical piece, due on Broadway in 
May. The show is being financed 
privately and will be Wider the di- 
rection of Arthur Pearson and ai 

Ai Baldwin Sloans Is writing the 
music for the show, to be known 
as, "JiiHt Around the Corner." 

Automobile Show Visitors Ex- 
pected to Keep Up Gross. 

Boston, March 9. 

Last week the theatres in town 
ran true, to fo^ai .and...thft.«ro«s _%t 
all of them was not much different 
from that which has been the case 
for the past few weeks. At the 
first of the week there is a falling 
off noticeable, but toward the close 
the houses all over the city pick up 
well and the Saturday performances 
are packed. 

The houses in town will get a 
good break next week, which ordi- 
narily is surpassed only by ''Holy 
Week" for dullness. The drop in 
receipts which would come naturally 
will bo made up considerably by 
the fact that the automobile show is 
being held here during the week. 
This will bring into town thousands 
who do not got this far usually and 
the theatres already have evidence 
that this influx will be for their 

"Abraham Lincoln" and "Aphro- 
dite" led tho list for the week, with 
one of the surprises being the good 
showing made by "Tho Old Home- 
stead," one of the old-timers re- 

Managers Waiting for Easter 
— "Erminie" Surprise Hit. 

Philadelphia, March 9. 

With one exception, all of the 
legit houses here have been limp- 
ing along on one or two cylinders. 
No relief is seen, either, until after 
Raster, which is the goal all local 
managers are waiting for. 

"Erminie" is the big surprise. 
Originally booked for two weeks at 
the Forrest this hardy revival 
packed them in, evenings and mati- 
nees, and it is now announced will 
have its run extended two weeks, 
to March 26. The Wilson-Hopper 
show is charging a $3.30 top, with 
no raise for Saturday nights. It 
stood 'em up for the first Wednes- 
day matinee which is something fe\C 
houses have done here this year. 

Outside of that, there is little 
comfort. Prank Tinney has done 
well, but the draw has fallen off 
considerably during the last two 
weeks. "Honeydew" at the Chest- 
nut Street picked up slightly and 
showed a profit. All the Shubert 
houses are emphasizing in their 
newspaper ads, "low" scales. The 
AdelnhU. with "■Scandal" 1* charg- 
ing %2 top, and the Chestnut Street 
and tho Shubert $2.50; $3 shows 
have been scarce hero since the 
Christmas season. 

There were two openers this 
week, one a repeat from last year. 
Neither advance sale was remark- 

"The Hottentot" (Broad, 1st 
week). Willie Collier, local favorite, 
and will draw for short run. The 
notices favorable, and the Monday 
house fair. "Transplanting Joan" 
went out last week to mediocre 
business, somewhere under $8,000. 

"Tickle Me" (Shubert, 4th week). 
Last week to good business, beat- 
ing "Sometime," Tinney's last year's 
show, rifcht along. About $21,000. 

"Erminie" (Forrest, 2d week). 
Current hit. Complete sell-out for 
tvo w«-eks and good advance sale 
for the extended run. $25,500. 

"Scandal" (Adelphl, 5th week). 
Peil off last week. This week's 


Cortez and Peggy, dancers la 
"The Passing Show of 1921." an- 
nounce they are to be wed and quit 
the stage. 

Ina Claire and her husband. James 
Whitaker, will sail in May for Eu- 
rope on a belated honeymoon trip. 
The star of "The Gold Diggers" will 
be away six months. 

A taxlcab chauffeur found guilty 
of annoying Regina Allen, a dancer 
on the Century Roof, was sentenced 
to serve Ave days in the workhouse 
by a Brooklyn magistrate. 

Bonnie Woodward, a chorus girl 
with the "All Jaza Revue," bur* 
lesque, ended her life Saturday 
night by leaping from a window on 
tho fifth floor of the Somerset Hotel* 
New York. Her crushed body land- 
ed In an alley leading to the stage 
entrance of the Palace theatre. 

The show business had its part in 
the inauguration of President Hard- 
ing. For one thing, the news reel 
cameramen set up new speed rec- 
"(Continued on page 17.) 

of run Saturday Instead of another 
week or so. "Tangerine" switched 
in on short notice for next week* 
"Scandal" got about $10,500 last 


"8milin* Through" (Lyric. 2d 
week). Took tumble last week. 
Slated to cut short stay after three 
weeks but hopeful advance or tan* 
gle in bookings led to continuance. 
May stay another two weeks. $12,000. 

"One" (Garrick. 1st week). Opened 
to rather poor notices, but Frances 
Starr's popularity here filled down- 
stairs pretty well. Second Belasco 
show in succession for this house* 
and no records broken with either. 
"Call the Doctor" went out to $8,000w 

"Honeydew" (Chestnut Street), 
Showed marked improvement, 
helped by extra advertising. Should 
complete specified four weeks with 
nice profit for house and show. 
Local stores giving music window 
display. About $12,500. 

"The Mssquersder" (Walnut, 3d 
week). Post show drawing good 
houses, upstairs and down. House 
seems to have caught despite loca- 
tion. No end in sight for present 
attraction which drew $12,000. 


Los Angeles, March 9. 

MASON O. H.—J. W. Brownlee'SJ 
"Uncle Tom's Cabin. "The Sign oa 
the Door" next week. 

"Penrod" (stock). Will run indefi- 
nitely, now In fourth week. Wesley, 
Barry leaving cast to go East. 

MOROSCO.— "Daddies" (stock). 
Henry Duffey left last week after 
nine months as leading man. Bertha 
Mann remaining. 

P H I L H A R MONiC- California 
Opera Co., "Iolanthe." W. G. Ste- 
wart organization for one week. 
"Greenwich Village Follies" follows. 

BURBANK.— Armstrong's "Baby 
Dolls." in stock. 

AMBASSADOR.— "The Old Swim* 
min* Hole." 

mantic Adventuress." 

MISSION.— "Four Horsemen," 

KINEMA.— "The Kid." 

tho Cup.' -Fifth and final week. De* 
Mille's "Forbidden Fruit" next. 


Cincinnati. March 9 
Billy Sunday came here for all 
♦ ight weeks' revival and there is no 
hilarity among theatrical managers. 
Billy was here seven weeks ago, but 
ho only preached one night, and this 
is really his first appearance as a 
Circus attraction locally. 

Twenty-one thousand persons 
heard him Sunday, when he opened. 
Monday he took a (\uy off. Tuesday 
he again filled the tabernacle, seat- 
ing 7.000, at the afternoon and I von- 
in*c serviees. 

"Bab." at tho Grand Opera house, 
and "When Wo Are Young." :.t the 



Lyric, are hard hit by Mr. Sunday. 
But 'Ziegfeld's Follies' coin's in M 
prospects led to sudden termination \$4.40 top week after next! 




Friday, March 11, 1W1 


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New* of the separation of Ethel Barrymore from Russet Colt, her 
„u»band. which "broke" in the dailies Sunday was no surprise to Broad- 
fray. Reports of tho estrangement between the couple have occured for 
more than a year and last spring a monthly publication reported a 
divorce. Miaa Barry more firmly denied that there was a divorce Im- 
pending and Insists now because of religious sincerity and love of her 
children there will be none. 

The divorce report was daring the run of "Declasse" at the Empire. 
The play itself deals with a divorce angle. The star then explained that 
UJ t,ho divorce story was allowed to become public, aiidiencaejnight take 
the play to be # her own life and she would become too embarrassed to 
continue the run. None of the dailies used the story. 

The name of Jos. M. Schenck up-to-dsle has not been mentioned as 
one of the partners of Sam H. Harris and Irving Berlin in the new 
Music Box theatre now building on one of the side streets. The three 
j a are said to be equal partners in the project. Heretofore Harris and 
Berlin were only named. 


Writes front Both Countries— 
Japan Against "White" Shows 

An old showman, rpeaklng of things in general in the business end 
of the amusement industry, remarked that the industry has grown weak 
through the short-sightedness of the magnates in not educating men to 
occupy executive posts of importance. He claimed there were a number. 
of vacancies of importance with nobedy in sight to fill them. 

According to the showman one producer is seeking a booking manager 
for his shows; another is in a similar position and a film distr'butor also 
(Pox) needs a man to properly route h's big feature picture*. He went 
on to Hay that In the event Walter Wanger left Famous Players that 
concern had nobody in its employ to replace him. 

"The trouble," he said, "is that managers will not take young mm and 
train them for posts-of importance. When they have a brilliant advance 
man on the road they won't break him In to take charge of the bookings, 
sending him out year after year, with no idea of advancing him to a 
more important post." 

A newsfkiper man on one of the dallies sent eighteen models to the 
meeting of the Actors fiquity Association meeting Sunday at the Astor 
Hotel in an effort to develop a new angle to a story but his scheme 
missed fire. The reporter was aligned to the fash on show promoted 
among a number of women's shops and was slated for the Pennsylvania 
Hotel. A young riot -recently occurred at the hotel when 1,000 girls applied 
for the model jobs. Th?n the promoter suddenly disappeared. The 
eighteen girls selected demanded to know where they got off and the re- 
porter advised them to attend the A. E. A. meeting, join the organisa- 
tion and have it fight their battle. The girls failed to get anywhere near 
the meeting. The reporter did but he was told to take the a'r. 

Yokohama, Jan. 7. 

Japan, as a show proposition em- 
braces Yokohama, Kobe and Tokyo. 
Individually and collectively these 
cities offer merely Che opportunity 
of msmg rtio.tey. The Japanese will 
not patronise American theatrical 
companies, not because of any par- 
ticular racial prejudice, but because 
white shows are not wanted — (any- 
thing not Japanese and Chinese is 
considered white) the language is 
too hard for them to master from 
an entertainment standpoint. Yo- 
kohama will stand four nights if 
you are in a position to change the 
bill each two nights. Kobe, one 
night. Tokio, five nights — this is 
to say, that a show may remain 
the number of nights mentioned but 
the income is problematical. By 
dint of careful manipulation one 
might draw enough to pay the leg 
of the journey from Honolulu to 
Japan, but the chances are ag.inst 

Racial prejudice was not in evi- 
dence. Having been warned against 
the attitude of the Japanese toward 
all Americans, we naturally looked 
for some showing but there wn< 
none. Absolute politeness and care- 
ful attention to our personal wants 
seemed to be the watch words. 
(Continued on page 17.) 



Willard Mack Engagement at Fox 
House Cancelled. 

"JSmooth as Silk." the Willard 
Mack play in which he is starring, 
remained at the Lexington in spite 
of the announcement it would move 
to the Park this week. It was the 
second attraction arranged for the 
Park and then withdrawn since 
William Fox took over the lease. 
**His Sweethearts" was suddenly 
cancelled two weeks ago. 

The Mack piece was supposed to 
go in on a guarantee basis of $3,500 
weekly, but a disagreement over a 
clause in the contract is said to have 
led to the deal being called off. 

Fox may open a Chinese picture 
called "Quong"' In the house. 

Earl Carroll has retained Albert 
Gross and Nathan April to represent 
him in a $10,000 damage claim 
against the Fox Film Corporation. 
Mr. Carroll, who Is the producer of 
the Louis Mann show, "His Sweet- 
hearts" (a revised version of "Daddy 
Dumplin's"), alleges an oral agree- 
ment for the lease of the Park The- 
atre from Ihe Fox people for a 
period from February 28 to March 
18 last. The agreement was en- 
tered into February 25, calling for a 
$2,000 weekly rental, with an option 
for an extra two weeks' renewal if 
exercised before March 7. 

Carroll's grievance is to the effect 
that the Fox Film Corporation re- 
pudiated the contract when the 
show was about to open. 


Harmanus- Blsecker Hall Announces 

Albany, March 9. 

It was announced last week by 
Joseph Wallace, the local Proctor 
representative, that legitimate shown 
will again be presented at Har- 
manus-Bleecker hall, commencing 
March 16, when "Clarence" will '>e 
shown there for the matinee and 
night, followed later by "Irene," 
"The Passing Show of 1920," 
"Aphrodite" and others. 

Only six legitimate attractions* 
have played the hall this year, the 
last early in November. The house 
was acquired over a year ago from 
the Shuberts by F. F. Proctor, and 
has since that time been experi- 
menting with a picture and vaude- 
ville policy. Feature Alms at pres- 
ent hold forth and will continue to 
do so on days when other shows 
are not available. 


Robert Howard, treasurer of the 
Central, has been appointed man- 
ager of the Shuberts' new Ritz the- 
atre, now building on 48th street, 
opposite the Longacre. John Fran- 
cis O'Neil, treasurer of the Lyric, 
will be in charge of the Rita box 
office. Mamie Whalen, assistant at 
the Central, will become treasurer 

The Ritz is due to open March 21 
With William Harris, Jr.'s "Mary 
Queen of 8cota, n the n ew John 
jJrfnkwater play. & sinar^fcttTK-py 
ban beta added to the house, in- 
•erted lifter the plans had first been 
Jccepted. The gallery projects like 
a slulf from the wall and is of small 


Wallace Kddinger will not ap- 
pear ir. (he east of George M. 
Cohan's 'Love and Learn." which 
oPhimI at Atlantic City about two 
months ; , KO an<| was srlHM |„ lr(1 to 
Ko on t| lf . , on| , | u . forf . com i n g i Mto 
• «*w Vork next season. Mr. Bd- 
Whger will sail for Fans March II 

•■••tnaii. over there indefinitely. 
"•• Will a. I for the screen under 

'"• banner of a French film CO 


Tuesday morning's daily papers 
carried a confirmation of the numer- 
ous rumors of the separation of 
Ethel Barry more from her hus- 
band, Russell G. Colt. 

Her attorney, William Nelson 
Cromwell, issued an official state- 
ment in which he said that by the 
terms of the separation agreement 
Mrs. Colt has the sole care, control 
and education of their three chil- 
dren, but that her husband has the 
opportunity of companionship with 
the children subject to the con- 
venience of the mother. Miss Barry- 
more was married to Colt in 1909 
and their children are aged 11, 10 
and 7 respectively. 

It is understood Miss Barrymore 
at one time contemplated an action 
for divorce, but refrained from 
doing so for fear of in any way in- 
valldating the claims of her children 
to participation in the original Colt 
estate. Her husband is a son of 
Samuel Pomeroy Colt, of Provi- 
dence, R. I. His grandfather made 
a large fortune in the rubber and 
textile industries. 

It }a IfffstEeftdOfNl' Wisx P«'.v> v,n<>r" 
at one time contemplated un action 
for divorce, hut refrained from 
doing so for fear of in any way in- 
validating the claims of her children 
to participation in the original Colt 
estate. Her husband is a son of 
Samuel Pomeroy Colt, of Provi- 
dence, R. I. His grandfather made 
a large fortune in the rubber and 
textile industries. 


Tuesday brought back Morris 
Green to New York. Green went 
across several weeks ago, with 
John Murray Anderson, In connec- 
tion with the English producing 
Mr. Anderson had in hand and in 
which (Jreen was interested 

Reported Demand To Be Supplied 
in Theatrical Zone 

The promotion of a big amphi- 
theatre and exhibition building that 
would embrace the facilities of both 
Madison Square Garden and the 
Grand Central Palace, has the site 
of the project In the amusement 
aone. The plot in mind is Eighth 
avenue from 49th to 60th streets 
and westward about 600 feet. The 
property i« now occupied by gar- 
ages and a car barn. 

Back of the venture are named 
several men now interested in the 
former Grand Central Palace. The 
latter is no longer availa!,?e Tor the 
many exhibitions and shows it 
formerly- housed, having been con - 
verted into an office building, with 
additional wings now being 'con- 

Discussion of the plan discloses 
the demand for such an arena as 
planned for the Eighth avenue site. 
There appears no suitable berth 
from the numerous exhibitions 
formerly handled by the Grand Cen- 
tral Palace and the present control 
of Madison Square Garden has 
made for bidding for tenancy, 
especially with the Palace out of the 
exhibition market. 


Company Planning to Take the Fine 
Arts Theatre. 

Boston, March 9. 

The Henry Jewett Players, who 
will be forced to abandon their pres- 
ent home when the house is torn 
down, may lease the Fine Arts the- 
atre, which will be located In the 
new State theatre, the Loew uptown 
house now being built. 

This first named theatre seats 688 
persons and would be an ideal lo- 
cation for the Jewett Players. 

It is also understood that Jewett 
has a plan which would* practically 
insure the perpetuation of his com- 
pany through financial backing, 
which has won considerable support 
so far. 


Joe's Going to Build on Broadway, 
But Where? 



. iftSi JS lL »er is. okipqinjj the. buiUJ- 
ing of a theatre on Uroadway. The 
matter is being held a secret, as is 
the location of the site. A group of 
business men are said to be interest - 
ed in the project. 

Mr. Weber is not interested in the 
revival of "Fileen," now in rehearsal. 
Barry McCormack, with the backing 
of Cleveland men. is putting the 
show on. it opens at tho Musie 
Nail in that city late this month. 

i.os Angeles, March*.*. 
Flora Rtombs, formerly a rhoru* 

|uiri in ihe New York Hippodrome. 

1 was granted a divorce from Richard 
I). Htombs, :i Clown with the Hire- 
ling Brothers, last Thursday. The 
wife alleged desertion. 

>'ew York will long have to suffer these French farces done into For 
lish. In "The Tyranny of lA>ve." at Bijou (matinees) the only novelty 
is a peculiar twist Is taken at the finish, where the husband forgive! 
the erring wife. 

A better combination than Cyril Keightley and F.stelle Winwood couldn*' 
have been chosen. They have done well together always. Kven a bad 
i>lny can't daunt them, proven in this one. 

Miss Winwood has an evening frock, most alluring. Of flame chiffon, 
ih skirt WAS cuT in uneveff point ft'. The titaflce was-^ffecewfYy cut 'with 
wide shoulder straps, and the waist was girdled with a wide sash of velvet 
ribbon of the same shade, with the bow to the front. A semi-house dress 
was of pale violet chiffon over yellow. The skirt was short, with a 
pointed train, the sleeves also hanging In flowing points. A street cos- 
tume consisted of a long blue cloth coat with a one-piece dress to match 
A girdle and ends of fringe encircled the waist- The turned-up hal 
rhowed a white facing, with a flowing veil of black hung from each side 

Margaret Dale for a idiort scene was in a blue coat and skirt, smartlj 
made. Her hat was black velvet with Jet ornaments. 

Fthel Wilson, with but a short bit, wore a good-looking cloth dreas 
The neck, cut round, had three rows of gold braid. The oversklrt, cul 
on three narrow panels, was also trimmed in braid. The set, a library. 
showed many a book with furniture indifferently chosen, and ugly hang- 
ings. It looked as though the producer had gone blind -folded into a 
store house and pieked the nearest at hand. 

•Dear Me," at the Republic, with Grace La Hue and Hale Hamilton. 
I hould prove a record, breaker. When New York approves of a Chlcagg 
h t something out of the ordinary is bound to happen. 

Aliss La Rue deserves all the success she is achieving. 

The 'star may have had a new wardrobe coming Into New York, but 
the models remain the same. From the slavey of the first act Miss La 
Rue goes into a navy blue dress of thin material over white, with collac 
and cuffs of white lace and red ribbon belt. A pale grey cloak was 
empire In lines, with astrukan trimming dyed to match. A close fitting 
turban of the same fur had a dangling steel ornament. Underneath was 
it grey lace dress, with touches cf blue to match the lining of the coat. 

-"wo stage dresses were unique. One, of orchid satin,- made severely 
plain, had cerise tassels hanging from the belt, while a panelled back 
was attached to a collar of cerise, satin. The "other costume consisted* of 
a skirt of fringe In every color. A green chiffon jacket, gold lace petti- 
coats and a green bandana completed it. 

In the last scene Miss La Hue wore a white satin evening gown made 
rather short, with the skirt showing green linings. The shoulder straps 
were of brilliants. 

A word must be said of Mr. Hamilton's evening dress. The tails were 
actually gathered at the waist line. It looked the essence of smartness. 

'Jrey walls and blue hangings at .lenic Jacobs' new office, 114 West 
44th street. Down a long corridor lined with pictures of Miaa Jacobs' 
admirers, you reach the main office. Several lamps and plenty of 
flowers, and still more pictures adorn this room. Off the corridor ar< 
two rooms, prettily decorated, and one waiting room, which always w I. 
be crowded If Jenle's friends' wishes come true. 

The beautiful Time » Square theatre won't long hold the 1 "Cradle Hong." 
judging the tiny Friduy matinee. But the 40 or 60 people who were 
there enjoyed the Spanish translation, judging from the applause. 

The convent life is so well depicted it is a pity there Isn't more action. 
A "Follies" chorus was never more picturesque than the 17 nuns, attired 
in white cloth gowns with the black veils and faces bound in white, with 
the novices in all white. 

Of the 17 women on the stage some were pretty, some interesting, and 
others downright ugly. Not a. type was missing. 

Th« playing of Louise Randolph, Mary Hampton and Angella McCahlN 
is unTorgetable. Florence Flinn did nicely a young girl, in a grey frock. 
She strangely resembled Frances Starr. 


Will Have 100 Scotch Pipe* at Hip, 
New York. 

Joseph, Hislop, the Scotch tenor, 
who closed with the Chicago \>pera 
Company Saturday, will inaugurate 
his concert tour under the direction 
of William Morris, at Washington, 
D. C March 10. 

The tour was arranged by Willium 
Morris, Jr., in the absence of his 
father, who is in England, and con- 
sists of the playing in twenty dif- 
ferent cities In as many weeks. 
Hislop*! accompanists will be 
Oscar Nicastro, 'cellist, and Albert 
Scairretti at tho piano. The foature 
of tho route will be the performance 
at the Hippodrome. New York, for 
which the # Caledonlan Club is gath- 
ering 100 Scotch pipers, from six 
states, who will appear in conjunc- 
tion with the regular program to 
be offered. This is said to be the 
first time such a number of pipers 
have ever been gathered upon one 




Manager Making First 


P. M. A. Names Hopkins to Lead 

At a meeting of the Producing 
Managers' Association last Friday 
the matter of legislation • tile to 
theatre interests was considered and 
a committee, with Arthur Hopkins 
as chairman, was appointed. Idgno i 
Johnson as counsel for the I'. M. A. 
was in Albany this week -o learn 
the status of the several bills re- 
cently Introduced. 

Mr. Johnson also represented tie 
U. M. P. A., of which he is seen - 
tary. Managers are particularly 
concerned with the proposed Far- 
rell bill, which proposes to compel 
the filing of .i bond to the amount 
of $250 for each player as a guaran - 
tee providing transportation bad; 
to New York from the point of clos- 
ing. The important producer* 
won; . hardly be affected, but such a 
measure, It ie believer?, would drive 
the smaller manager out of the Held 

In all four bills interesting the 
managers' are pending. None have 
progrMwM ** far as committee 
hearing* as yet. 

Sherman T. Brown, manager or 
ii,e Davidson^ M IrK'autrFer witt'Vil tV* ■ 
the production Held, his find try be- 
ing with "June Love,** a moelcgl 
piece which opened In Boston some 
weeks ago, but was withdrawn. Mr. 
Drown is in New York arranging for 
the restaging of the attraction. 

Rudolph Friml, who wrote the 
score for "June I,ove," is also said to 
be interested in it. The lyrics were 
h) l*i Ian Hooker, the book coming 
from w. ii. Tost and Charlotte 

New Stock Pirector 
Mt. Vernon, N. V.. March B 
Manny Bagnell, stage manager al 
the Westchester theatre, has sue- 
i.. I Harry McRae YVebster as 
director, ussumlng charge this weel 


Lithograph Tickets at Half Prtzs 
Fill House 

A flOCk of "lithograph" tickets f< r 
"In the Might Watch," at the Cen- 
tury, were distributed Monday Willi 
tho result that the aoune drew e.i 
paoity early thit week. The pnst< 
boards < ailed for tickets at one b I 
the box office scale 

The efiVet of the distribution ivi - 
almost Immediate in the cut r» e 
agency, where sales fell to aim". 
nothing. The attraction has be 
libera II) supfairled by the cut it- < 
him* htTopciiing. Ii has also dm n 
well in the udvaneed pi 
M k. t ofth 



Friday. March II, 1921 






Washington, D. C March 9. 

The program stated Sunday night 
this latest production of the Shu- 
berts was a "Huge, gigantic, whizz- 
bang in two acta and 26 scenes." 
**tn reality It w& mure of a *huge, 
gigantic mass" of material, some 
old — very bid — some new, but all 
handled well and indicating that 
sooner or later It will be a good 
•how. Sunday night it wasn't. 

It la composed of "stuff" that has 
got to be put over with a "bang." 
The opening night, without a dress 
rehearsal (the theatre being given 
over to Galli Curci in the afternoon, 
when the rehearsal was scheduled), 
the necessary pep was not there. 
But, then, again the cast nor the 
producers cannot be blamed for 

that. , . 

There Is an Imposing list of prin- 
cipals. Here it was that the program 
added to the general confusion, 
heads nor tails could not be made 
of it, hence there were many bits 
that are deserving of praise that 
most so unnoticed. 
* The 25 scenes were there all right, 
and the way the piece to put to- 
"•svther ft to nothing more than a 
vaudeville bill. Some of the acta 
have the makings of good comedy 
scenes; others weren't funny at all. 
The final bit, a burlesque prize 
fight between Jimmy Hussey and 
Jack Strouse, with Georgie Price as 
announcer, was funny, cleverly han- 
dled from all angles. The fight 
proper was a gcream and the an- 
nouncing of Qeorgie good material 
and just right. > 

There was one outstanding feat- 
ure that caused a riot— men actu- 
ally stood up and yelled — namely. 
Mae West when she shimmied. 
Miss West simply shook that house 
from Its seats, as well as shaking 
herself from her neck to her toes 
and then back again. This one scene 
will attract the t. b. m. If nothing 
else does if it Is not stopped by 
some "blue law" advocate. 

The scene leading up to this de- 
picts the trial of Shimmy Mae, who 
killed the shimmy In the west. 
There is a lot of burlesque of police 
methods, etc. Jimmy Hussey, hav- 
ing been fired from the police force, 
aeta up a jail, courtroom and sta- 
tion house all of his own (scene 
from "Tattle Tales). The scene 
goes into syncopation, which was 
first done in Cohan's Revue. It was 
fairly funny, but it fulfilled Its pur- 
pose In working everything un to 
Just the right pitch for Mae West 
and her shimmy. 

The piece ooens In a club, the fel- 
lows — Jack Strouse. Eddie Hickey. 
Lew Edwards. Albert Wiser Paul 
O'Neil. Clarence Norstrom and Clar- 
ence Harvey— gathered there. They 
sing and finally, when Invited to go 
to the theatre of Nordstrom, all dis- 
cover they have previous dates, it 
all ending up with two elderly men 
— Harvey and Nordstrom — going out 
to see the World of the Town. 
This Is followed by an old-tlmey bit. 
"Any Old Night on Broad wav." 
There is the dip. the dope-fiend, the 
woman pickpocket, the old lady who 
It ■ was thought still retained the 
old -fashioned Ideas but who was a 
"mighty fast worker.** Next is pre- 
sented "Shimmy Valentine." Not 
so very good; In fact, there wasn't 
a musical number that one remem- 
bered after leaving the theatre. 

"Crnndfather's Club" follows next 
In order, then the scene "Cafe de 
I'sris," where we are Introduced to 
.Anna Codell, with her foreign ac- 
rent and her superb appearance, 
roupled with a full realization of 
hurlesque comedy values, the first 
real laughing fest takes place 
Aided by Clarence Harvev. who 
l»lays the old roue splendidly, this 
delightfully clever artist gave a 
rouKh'old burlesque In a way that 
made all like It and laugh every 

Then comes Hussey. In a class by 
himself. He got a big reception, 
has new material, which Isn't much 
and although making good in every 
sense of the word he seemed to be 
enjoying a little Joke that he 
wouldn't let the rest In on. laughing 
throughout his work. He ought to 
dispense with that. 

Other travesties follow In quick 

sequence. One or two spots Were 
extremely vulgar; for Instance, the 
o'd whispered question to the girl. 
However, Jnstead of the resultant 
slap "from*" the girl, this lime Mite 
goes with him. he giving out-front 
the wink. That will surely have to 
go. Miss Codell again has a scene 
that In spite of her Is the unfunnlest 
thing ever put on a stage. In thi<* 
same category Is a scene between 
Jimmy Hussev and Mae West. "The 
P.rldal Suite." the old gag of the 
numberous men callers when the 
youthful husband leaves. Awful! 

One could go on Indefinitely pick- 
ing out the good from the had 
which the Shuherts must do h»nu 
before the piece reaches Broadway. 

There are some remaining mem- 
bers of the cast deserving praise: 
for Instance; Marguerite Parrel I. 
who leads quite a lot of numbers 
snd who to blessed with one of the 
I e«st voices yet heard In a produe- 
r -■•» cf this type. Little Marcia 
ore leads th*> girls 1'1 f»ll tb« ir 

Ours cf tlio audience. She is pretty. 

} i pc'» un' 1 . rt>.nnV heaven', do' >• i 

\ii ; i>:e r ■ ; • ; - \-.y l f t rd \\ \ 

musical comedy Ingenues. She put 
her numbers over excellently. 

Georgia Price does a number of 
Impersonations which brought him 
good returns. The dancing special- 
ties of Arthur and Rose Boylan 
were unique in conception and 
beautifully executed, as was one of 
..the stage jjjct»u*e,s present- 
ed here in a long time — the mack 
and white hallet danced by Miss 
Ruth Hazelton and the ladies of the 

The music Is the work of Jean 
Schwartz, who should not be any 
too proud of It. The book and lyrics 
are by Harold Atterldge, whose 
memory is, it would seem, excellent, 
but who possesses original ideas as 
well. The program also states that 
additional lyrics were supplied by 
Al Bryan and additional music by 
Lew Pollock. The numbers were 
staged by Jack Mason. 'Nuf Bed! 
Sam Morris is deserving of kindly 
words on his direction of the scenes, 
and to the musical director, who is 
programed as Bixhom, should go 
the honors of the evening. The 
greatest burden of all rested on him. 
There to barely a moment without 
music, and-wRhout the so neeessary- 
dreefl rehearwil he held that orehea 
Ira. and —pi ny right to the mark, 
and without any undue rapping, on 
his music stand. > '' 

Tfce Shuberts (J. J. to entailed' 
with general supervision of the en- 
tire production) have given It a 
beautiful series of stage pictures 
and have costumed the girls most 
charmingly. The show has got to 
have a lot of work done on It. It 
Isn't hopeless by any means, and 
will doubtless be very successful. 
The full title is "The Whirl of the 
Town of 1921." Meakin. 


Atlantic City, March 6. 

Looks like Leo Dltrlchstein has a 
pull with the censors. Toto, the 
title character of his new one, pre- 
sented here at the Woods, is the 
same suave, Insinuating favorite 
with the ladles he was In "The Con- 
cert" and "The Great Lover." Same 
delicately modulated Intonations of 
voice in his same subtle compli- 
ments; same audacity of attack 
where the girl interests him suf- 
ficiently; same wry cynicism that 
puzzles and fascinates the feminines 
he interests. Toto to a role made 
for the player because the player 
has made it for hlmselt The play 
Is now In its final stages of polish- 
ing before it is offered at the Bijou 
in New York. It is caviare enter- 
tainment. No piece in which the 
star has so far appeared has been 
so frankly Parisian. 

The play is listed as an adapta- 
tion by Achmed Abdullah from the 
French of Hennequin and Duques- 
nal. As a matter of fact, the 
transplanting has been done largely 
by Dltrlchstein himself. It is a 
dapper part, played dapperly, and 
notwithstanding that in it the star 
plays a beau of 48, possessor of a 
wife and a daughter poised for 
marriage, the manner of the beau's 
treatment is so boldly done that one 
accepts the lover of beauty — femi- 
nine beauty— for what he is, a 
sentimental rogue. 

Toto is a rounder. His real name 
is Count Antoine de Tillols. He is 
the idol of the cabarets of Paris 
and one of the best spent i rs at the 
resorts. Every mondaine and demi 
knows him. And while he toys 
with women, many toy " ■ ith him. 
A drama in Toto's early life pro- 
vokes his philandering. But this 
drama Isn't permitted to intrude it- 
self too sombrely — Just enough to 
supply currents for Toto's good 
humor, wit, philosophy. The man is 
essentially a lover of women, all 
women, pretty women. Like Lord 
Byron he would prefer, If possible, 
rather than the woman to 40 to have 
two at 20. And women come and 
go in Toto's life, each costing him 
something of his purse, but nothing 
that happens to him affects for a 
moment his stimulating bonliomie. 
Such a rounder Is Toto that his 
world of pleasure seekers elect him 
king of their realms of folly, a com- 
pliment to hip popularity. 

Among his conquests is the hand- 
some wife of a nominee for public 
office. We see this splendid crea- 
ture diffusing her sex charm la\ ishly 
at a supper given in Toto's honor, 
and wje | In lb* Qrst .stages 
of a irew enthrallment. The lady 
surrenders to the extent of agreeing 
to a rendezvous. A small matter of 
a hundred thousand francs helps 
this amour along. The round. r sur- 
renders this merrily when he knows 
It is to pay for campaigning ex- 
penses to get the husband out of 
the way on the day of the tryst 
Toto never keeps this date. His 
daughter, who spends half a year 
with her father and half with her 
mother-- the couple being estranged 
— starts at this time for her mater- 
nal parent after a six months' 
sojourn with Toto. T:ie daughter, 
an idealist, feels the estrangement 
of her parent i keenly, .she hopes 
some day to bring them together. 
Her task isn't very easy, because 
the separation lias been of long 
standing twenty years -provoked 
by the wife'* insistence to live a 
religion! life Toto, nvonome by re- 
morse provoked by hie daughter's 

leave-taking, decides to follow her. 
Engaged to a young diplomatist, 
a friend of Toto's, the daughter has 
vowed she will never marry until 
she has brought her ' parents to- 
gether again. The foregoing sub- 
stance of the play is whipped across 
in the first act. In the next, at 
Toto's home, a place of prayers and 
penance, we see Toto tho prodigal 
return, be received coldly by his 
deserted spouse, plead extenuation, 
penitence, and eventually be for- 
given, not only by the wife, but by 
the feminine devotees of her church- 
ly circle. 

The charm of^he man, htojngra.- 
tiatmg gallantry, his winning con- 
cessions, and withal his smooth. 
unfailing good nature, attract all 
women to him. The daughter to 
rejoiced, the wife amazed. It is a 
miracle. The wickedest man in 
Paris has come back to spend the 
remainder of his life in sackcloth 
and ashes. The wife at last Is won 
over. And preparations for the 
daughter's marriage speed apace, 
with Toto aiding. An obstacle in- 
trudes. An aged guardian of the 
wife's estate has other plans. He 
would marry Toto's daughter and 
her liberal dowry to his penniless 
nephew. And with the marriage 
imminent and the aged guardian's 
need urgent, the second curtain 
falls. But not before we know that 
Toto's .penitence was a sham. It to 
only that fee loves hi* daughter and 
would see her happily married that 
he. has. returned. He figures that it 
would coat him but the toss of a 
month of his gay Parisian life to 
.bring this about. Then he could 
go back. And with the dosing of 
the second act we see him giving 
instructions for a hurry call for all 
his legion of fellow roysterers of 
Paris night haunts to assemble his 

But he does not go back. He is 
aflame to do so, for the latest ob- 
ject of his wooing, the wife of the 
political candidate, to growing rest- 

The third act opens with the 
daughter married one hour. Toto 
packs for Paris. A complication 
blocks him. The guardian influences 
the girl's sjother to appeal to her 
church for an annulment of the 
marriage on the ground that the 
marriage hasn't been consummated, 
a privilege In French law. The 
mother grasps at the opportunity, 
now that she to alive to her hus- 
band's feigned reform. The young 
diplomatist husband in the case is 
distraught. Toto seizes him. liter- 
ally, by the scruff of the neck, and 
fairly pushes him into the young 
wife's chamber. And* Toto wins, 
because before the church's annul- 
ment arrives the marriage has been 

Toto becomes penitent again in 
the final scenes, and wins his wife 
back a second time. The 'passion- 
ately loving spouse of the political 
nominee, haa run off meanwhile 
with her husband's secretary. Her 
only use for Toto was to get money 
to pay the expenses of her elope- 
ment with another beau. 

It's all good material, in the Dit- 
rlchsteln vein. Pruning of some of 
its salacity is imperative* before 
New York will take it. Equally, the 
sponsors need to exercise the great- 
est car e in their treatment of the 
religious element involved. As 
shown here, the mounting involves 
the exhibition of "certain pictures 
never displayed save in worship, 
whose Introduction on the stage in 
a pkjy of such "high" flavor, can 
only be regarded as sacrilege by the 
denominations represented. 

The cast to numerous, butjKhe 
parts In the main are all feeders. 
Frances Underwood as Toto's relig- 
ious wife and Jean Robertson the 
venal vampire. Others In the cast 
are Beach Coake, who plays the In- 
truding guardian snappily, and 
Edward See, who enacts the design- 
ing nephew smoothly. Lee Millar 
and M. A. Kelly are among others 
who Include Phoebe Foster, in the 
trying role of Toto's daughter. . 

The spirit of the comedy Is con- 
veyed by one of its lines: "In Paris 
chastity to a joke.'* 


Chicago, March 9. 

Y»"Z f Har P. er '- Henry Hull 

Annie I^url* Brown Alma Tell 

Nam ••••.. <;eorge Marion 

Jamison Harper .William Halfour 

ii T a « ne . r ° rac « R*als 

Halcyon Day Dorothy Day 

Leo Marlon r. jf t r> av i 8 

On the same day, in Chicago, the 
Messrs. Shubert offered "When We 
Are Toung" and "Cognac," respec- 
tively at the La Salle and the 
Studebaker. The former has Alma 
Tell, the latter her sister, Olive Tell. 
There to much in common between 
the two, for Instance: Both are 
short-cast long-shots, both were 
staged by Edward Eisner, and both 
are hopeless failures. 

Both seem to have been snapped 
together on order, to combine cer- 
tain seemingly saleable elements 
and take the same chance that a 
man sees when he puts a dollar on 
one number at roulette, figuring he 
can't lose much and he can win 35 
to 1 if he hits. These two look like 
simultaneous hazards on the single 
O and the double O, a picayune on 
one and a Jitney on the other. But 
the wheel turned 13 and the black, 
and Croupier Storehouse-keeper 
will get both; he will probably get 
both again, for both productions 
look as though they have seen se- ) ; . 

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elusion before. 

"When We Are Young" features 
Henry Hull, George Marlon and 
Alma Tell. Hull was a hit In "39 
East/' which didn't make a great 
deal; Marlon was a hit in "Toby's 
Bow," which didn't make anything; 
Miss Tell has always been a classy 
lead, who looked well. So someone, 
must have figured that a piece writ- 
ten and staged around all that Hull 
had in his favor as the poor but 
noble rich boy In "39 East," plus 
Marlon's character chiseled out of 
"Toby's Bow," plus Miss Tell's vi- 
vacious graces, all inexpensively 
combined, might get the coin. May- 
be ft i\ tlJHt woiiW, /f 'it were -din-, 
creetly handled, deftly written, 
skilfully staged. This creaky clap- 
trap, shabby, Inconsistent, hollow, 
phoney, never had a*chanee.. 

The play, credited to the author- 
ship of Kate L. McLaurin, not 
known hereabouts, to a clumsy 
soldering of both plays above men- 
tioned. It has the boarding house 
atmosphere of "39 East," and Ma- 
rion's bossy old servant with the 
pure white heart of "Toby's Bow," 
with Mtos Tell an honest working 
goil wearing a $200 tailored suit and 
$25 silk hose. The hero to poor, 
but proud; he shovels snow rather 
than live offen his wealthy uncle or 
take the largesse of the poor land- 
lady who reveres his family name. 
When it is time to end the .play he 
gets a wire that hto aunt kioked d!f 
and left him enough money to end 
the play and beg all the questions. 

A cheesier example of correspond- 
ence, school play writing .has uot 
been seen tare since "The Danger- 
ous Age," except it be the compan- 
ion piece, "Coirnac:" Mtos Tell, like 
her stoter, is crudely miscast. Hull, 
a usually charming and manly Juve- 
nile, 1s bereft of any surrounding 
interest and any plausible circum- 
stances, and, like the rest of It fails 
to hit true. 9 Marion's character, of 
course, is fine; so would Eva Tan- 
guay's be if she interpolated her 
specialty, and it would have about 
as much to do with it. 

The piece hasn't a Chinaman's 
chance and shouldn't have. Lait. 

lug her that when they are famoua 
she, bang their sister, will shine in 
their reflected glory* Rosario doesj' 
not want to share in this way, but 
prefers to win her own fame as pic* 
tured in the novels of Luis Felipe 
de Cordoba, whose books she reads 
and admires. 

Her brothers leave her one even*. 
Ing with her grandmother and maid, 
who presently go to bed, leaving 
Rosario alone with a book of ro- 
mance. She tires of reading and 
falls asleep on her couch. She is 
awakened by a coming storm. The 
wind blows the hat of a man on her 
balcony and through the window 
she had , left open. The ovrner of 
the hat followed oy cflmbm'g 'over 
the balcony balustrade to recover 
his property. Due to the violence 
of the storm he is forced to remain 
there for a while. 

A delightful scene follows In which 
Rosario, after recovering from her 
fright, tells her visitor of her ad- 
miration for de Cordoba, whose 
book she has Just been reading, and 
the man, forgetting about his lost 
hat, promises to give her a letter 
of Introduction to her hero and to 
secure for her an engagement as his 
secretary. This offers the girl the 
opportunity to gain her independ- 
ence her romantic little head has 
been dreaming about, and at the 
same time be near the man whose 
books have fed her craving for ro- 

How she later rejects hto offer to ' 
because secretary but accepted his 
•offer to ♦ b e ca me hto wife on condi- 
tion she be allowed to dictate the' 
way one of hto stories running as a 
serial in a current magazine shall 
end to delightfully told. The con- 
summation -to accomplished by the 
help of the charming qld grand- 
mother, wty> knows when to fall 
asleep, and an argumentative and 
etesdropping mafft to no less de- 

The rest of the cast are always 
In the picture and leave little to be 
desired except the snoot hness that 
will come with a few more rehear- 
sals. O'Toolc. 


Baltimore, March 9. 

Rosario. Mnrtha H*dman 

Uona Barbita Marl© Walnwrltcht 

Maria Pepa A <la BoshHl 

C atallna EI«i« Bartlett 

LS Mala«ufna Beatrice Bayard 

The Apparition Francis Byrne 

Don Juan de Medina Kdward Emery 

Enilllo Kenneth' Thompson 

Mario Hubbard K irkpatrlck 

Pepe Harry Green 

Gulllermo -. Harry Dornion 

Monday at Ford's was shown for 
the first time In America a comedy, 
entitled "A Romantic Young Lady," 
by a Spanish author, G. Martin m 
Sierra, translated and adapted by 
English dramatists. Helen and H. 
Granville Barker, for the London 
stage, and finally, after Us success 
In England, brought to America by 
Charles Frohman Co. and {.reduced 
under the direction of David Belas- 
co. with Martha Hedman in the title 

As usual with most good plays 
they are not transportable from one 
country to another, and while "The 
Romantic Young Lady" in its orig- 
inal Spanish was a good play, in 
English, in spite of an excellent cast 
and translation, there are gaps. It 
is a light comedy of manners and 
characterizations, inconsequential in 
theme, and treated with a i entirely 
different style of handling than we 
are used to in our successes. 

It would be all right if the lines 
were clever, but there are long 
spaces where they are not, and 
where, as a result, the play is de- 
cidedly dull. It must undoubtedly 
be that good deal of "atmosphere" 
has been lost in the translation and 
in bringing the play so far from 
its true setting. ' ^ 

While the play is a play of Spain, 
so the program announces, and all 
the scenes show the wide balcony 
associated in most minds with 
Spanish dwellings, there is nothing 
very Spanish about it except the 
nanus and the "Carmen" music 
played by the orchestra. Only for 
the back drop the action might Just 
as well be taking place in London. 
AVith its quiet humor and refinement 
of lines it is not difficult to under- 
stand its success in London. 

Miss Hedman, with a quaint little 
accent, not at all Spanish, makes a 
beautiful but unusual Senorita 
Rosario with her light hair and eyes, 
quite a contrast with the usually 
accepted type of Spanish beauties 
with dark eyes and raven black hair. 
Her Rosario was a very charmingly 
romantic young lady, beautiful to 
look upon, pleasant to Hater, to. and 
satisfactory in her reading of the 
clever lines given her by the play- 
wrights. It would be unfair to pick 
out the shortcomings of the cast on 
their first performance, and while 
the audience the first night was not 
wildly enthusiastic, they seemed to 
enjoy the presentation and appar- 
ently w. re not greatly bothered by 
the crudities that are to be expected 
on first nights. The play naturally 
was fairly free of these, because of 
the play being arranged to fit the 
English stage in its London produc- 
tion, and the present producers have 
a finished pieoe to work with, and 
not a play that had to be newly 
adapted to the exigencies of actual 

The story is slight but sufficient 
for the most part. Rosario. the 
romantic young lady, is a ward of 
her three brothers, Kmilio, Mario, 
and I'epe, who are always telling 
v of their ambitions and remind- 




Hallie Livingston Tallulah Bank head 

Eileen Baxter -Jo net Katharine Cornell 

Trevor I^eeds « . .* Kdwin Heneley 

Theodora Gloucester... Franelne L*rr*noi 

Oliver Oomstock Guy MUha 

Scottle Wilbur Hugh Huntley 

Margaret Rainaford Merle Maddera 

Hubert Gloucester Frederick Perry 

Billy Wade Robert Ames 

Mr. Heyfer Frederick Maynan*" 

Marc Klaw opened the new Klavr 
theatre in West 45th street March 2- 
with "Nice People," a three-act 
comeTly drama, by Rachel Crothers. 
This Is Sam H. Harris' fifth Inde- 
pendent attraction to be offered this 
season, and it marks Francine Lar- 
rimore's elevation to full-fledged 

The Klaw opens not so long after 

its founder had predicted the day 
would come when Broadway would 
have 100 theatres. This marks the 
completion of No. 68. This 6&50.OOO 
playhouse Is admirable in its color 
scheme of dull gold, green, splashes 
of crimson and the lights softened 
by filters of orange colored silk. It 
seats exactly 820. and the view of 
the stage from every seat is unob- 
structed. The seating arrangement 
is commodious, both on the lower 
floor and the single balcpny It pos- 
sesses. There are six boxes In all 
built In the sloping fashion of tho 
New Amsterdam. 

As for "Nice People," it is doubt- 
ful if Mr. Harris has as substantial 
a drawing card as any of his three 
earlier productions — "Little Old 
New York, ""Welcome, Stranger," 
or "The Champion." 

The principal fault with Miss 
Crother's latest effort as a play is 
the weakness of most plays in whica 
the theme has* been too well devel- 
oped by the end of the first act. 
If, in this instance the theme has 
not spent itself entirely In the first 
act, It does not carry through be- 
yond the first scene of the second 
act. which has been sub-divided in 
three periods, nor does the third act 
offer anything cumulative In the 
continuation. The result Is one of 
severe padding, of telling the story 
over again in the second act and re- 
telling it in the third. 

One of the critics of a morning 
paper, in leaving after the second 
act, declared that he knew what the 
third act would be like, and did not 
find it necessary to remain. He 
was ricrhr, 

Miss Crother's play in its begin- 


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,„- | « timely piece of work and 
f m exposition of the selfish self- 
BSsence of the younger genera- 
Lsoing its own pace heedless of 
consequences if it only can have 
own way. Theodora Gloucester 
foe flippant, cynical daughter of 
Tman of means, left motherless ap- 
JSntly in childhood. An aunt, the 
Jsreaved mo ther of one who lost his 
iXin France, comes to live with 
Gloucesters. She witnesses 
t she considers the tragedy of 
rjEtb. and, comparing the younger 
iteration to the time when she 
wss a girl, rails against the father's 
mmm* going complacency and neg- 
,.Frnjitrated~Jn Jber. purpose of 
jg a party to her friends until 
"cows come home" and ordered 
T retire by, her father, Miss Glou- 
_Jter (Francine Larrlmore) takes 
natters in her own honds. First 
*he absents herself for a day. On 
tbe second she is discovered with 
an escort by her father and aunt in 
a secluded country home willed her 
her deceased mother. They 
bt refuge from the convenient 
stdrm and were unable to drive 
back. In the interim, however, a 
strange youth had also sought shel- 
ter from, the rain, and the presence 
of this stranger represents the only 
shred "Upon which her reputation 
might be saved. But to no avail, for 
she declines' to tell of the stranger, 
fearing, perhaps, that no one would 
believe her. She has already been 
disillusioned by her escort who she 
finds loves her for her money. The 
presence of the stranger is but the 
beginning of a romance that is sure 
to; conclude in the customary fash- 
ion. And this transpires, with the 
herd and heroine remaining on the 
farm to till the soil, while the gos- 
s\> are busy back in Gotham tear- 

Iini' her reputation to shreds. Or 1 
course, the aunt is chaperon. 
"Nice People" then, as Miss Cro- 
thers paints them with some cynic- 
isfji, are again of the upper strata, 
or what we chose to designate the 
"four hundred." If the play 'had 
been permitted to follow the course 
it started out with, the result might 
have been a timely, interesting, ar- 
resting and altogether engrossing 
drama., if the- heroine, in- 
stead of finding herself happy once 
more, had been made to face the 
logical consequence of her acts, then 
the moral lesson for society would 
have been much more effective than 
it is in "Nice People" In its present 
form. As it is, Miss Crothers starts 
to', preach a valuable sermon, but 
forgers., to point a moral, as she 
overadorns the tale. 

Accredited as having staged and 
produced the play under her per- 
sonal supervision, in addition to 
staging the piece, Miss Crothers 
has done some excellent casting. 
Without exception the players se- 
lected fit neatly into the picture she 
desires to paint. * 

Miss Larrimore returns to Broad - 
way after an absence of some 87 
weeks. Her opportunities in "Nice 
People", are not as lavish as in 
"Scandal," which paved the way to 
stardom. What big moments she 
has in this piece are made to count. 
She has an abundance of talent. 
Emotionally she has great power to 
move. Miss Tallulah Bankhead's 
performance of Hallie Livingston, a 
"catty" type, rivaled in interest the 
role played by Miss Larrimore. She 
is the daughter — incog — of Senator 
Bankhead. A deft handling of a 
part less prominent but standing 
out for its sympathetic touch was 
that of Katharine Cornell as Eileen 
Baxter-Jones. Mr. Perry's per- 
formance as the father was in his 
customary manner — thaf of an actor 
who acts all the time. Neither Rob- 
art Ames nor Hugh Huntley took 
advantage of "fat" parts to add to 
their laurels. Step. 



(Continued from page 13.) 
•hows, moving pictures and unaffili- 
ated independent managers sending 
■hows out of Middle Western cities 
that might have to be attended to 

In opening the meeting Mr. Em- 
terson let loose a tirade against 
.Variety, stating It was a managers' 
organ. Toward the end of his re- 
marks along this line Mr. Emerson 
left the Impression he was acting as 
* solicitor for another theatrical 
Paper, which he urged those in front 
of him to read. 

Closed Shop as Weapon. 
It was stated, concerning the 
Closed Shop that the Council had 
decided not to invoke it immediately 
"for reasons that must remain un- 
disclosed." but that it might be In- 
voked in individual cases as they 
arose. A company playing in union 
(labor) territory and containing 
&0 per cent. Equity "might have the 
screws put on it" with the co-opera- 
tion of the stage hands and musi- 
cians, hut a company carrying only 
two Equity members would be left 
•lone, added the speaker, in order 
that their engagement might not 
■■ Jeopardized. 

All Equity members were asked 
n ot to sitfn any contract for next 
season before calling at Equity's 
New York headquarters and con- 
■MJing with the 
_ A discussion called for on the 
>iulty Shop brought live or sx 
fsponsrx in the form of conven- 
|»onal'ou«> 8 tion*. This was followed 
h y thf question of tho member, who 

asked what provision had been made 
for members of the Actors* Fidelity 
League and what provision. If any. 
had been arrived at to exempt 
Cohan, Miller et al. 

Following Mr. Emerson's reply, 
quoted at th« opening, Mr. Gill more 
arose, saying he had an interesting 
disclosure to make. Going over 
some old Equity records, Mr. Glil- 
more said, he had found a document 
dated in 1914 that called for all of 
the signers, if 500 signatures were 
secured, to agree not to play with 
any but Equity members. There 
had been -.-but 201 eignrtfures, Mr. 
Gillmore stated, appended to the 
agreement, and he asked that a 
sufficient number of members re- 
main after the regular meeting to 
increase the signers to the neces- 
sary 500. The reason Mr. Gillmore 
gave was that the names of Henry 
Miller and Howard Kyle appeared 
among the 204 and if the number 
were increased to its limit, 500, 
Messrs. Miller and Kyle could then 
be called upon to fulfill the mis- 
sion of the instrument. 

Mr. Miller is president of the Ac- 
tors* Fidelity League and Mr. Kyle 
is its secretary. A large number of 
Equity members remained after ad- 
journment and over the necessary 
number of signatures were procured. 

Richard Bennett, just before ad- 
journment, made a motion that all 
matters in connection with the 
Closed Shop be left solely to the 
Council. This was unanimously 

N. Y. Actors Hold Aloof. 

The imfagreness of the Closed 
Shop vote by Equity members 
seemed puzzling after the announce- 
ment of the total cast. It brought 
out that of the 10,000 members 
claimed -by Equly, 2.000 belong to 
the Chorus Equity and another 2,000 
to the Motion Picture Section, both 
Equity branches with their mem- 
bers allowed a vote on the. -Closed 
•Shop referendum. It Is also esti- 
mated that Equity has 2,000 of what 
are known as "New York actors," 
those In the metropolitan district, 
with the conclusion reached that 
most of the mall vote had come from 
the "sticks," those playing on the 
road or with tent shows, although It 
has been said that a very large 
number, comparatively, of the 
Chorus Equity returned their post- 
card votes. It is also claimed by 
those in opposition to the Equity's 
Closed Shpp that the "New York 
actors" did not vote, almost solidly 

There has been much talk of late 
just how the members' of the Equity 
Council themselves stand on the 
Equity Shop proposition. Many of 
the Council's members (there are 
48 Councilites) have been life-long 
professional and social friends of 
the better known among the inde- 
pendent manager-actors, while the 
same relations exist between them 
and the many stars enrolled in the 
Actors' Fidelity League. This is 
said to have grown to be a mo- 
mentous point in the deliberations 
of the Equity Council of what they 
would do with the Closed Shop after 
they got it. Now that they have it 
the report says the same dissension 
still exists between the Council's 
members as well as other Equity 
members of prominence. 

The actors' meeting opened at 
2.30 and adjourned at 5.30. 

Milwaukee, March t. 

Henry Miller, president of the 
Actors' Fidelity League and leading 
his company in "The Famous Mrs. 
Fair" at the Davidson this week, 
when asked by a Variety represent- 
ative for an opinion upon the favor- 
able closed -shop vote of the Actors' 
Equity Association, as announced in 
New York last Sunday, said he did 
not at this time wish to utter any 
comment upon it* 

Magola Gillmore, daughter of 
Frank Gillmore, secretary of the 
Equity, is a member of Mr. Miller's 

A. E. A. members refrained from 
voting because the proposal is 
repugnant to them and they are 
resolved in their hearts not to 
make any sacrifice whatever if 
called upon to do so by those 
who would go to any extremity 
to have their own sweet wayT 
Doubtless the answer to each of 
these questions would be main- 
ly in the affirmative. 

Of course, the menacing, dis- 
ingenuous propaganda of the 
radical agitators has stirred up 
11! feeling and instilled malice 
intp, some envious minds who 
covet as guts the 'rewards that 
can be had only by "long days 
of labor and nights devoid of 

It will be a blessing, indeed, 
when the common sense of 
those who can think disinter- 
estedly, though with clear un- 
derstanding. Bhall at last pre- 
vail, as it must in the end. 
Away with pernicious schem- 
ing and evil lnnuendos and let 
us have "honorable rivalry," if 
any, on an equitable basis for 
all who are committed sincere - 
1> to our common cause. Go 
forward, fire, fall back, and then 
admit that it Is foolish to at- 
tempt the Impossible. So much 
for those who would set them- 
selves up as an oligarchy- 

The Actors' Fidelity League* 
what the A. E. A. was before it 
threw "equity" overboard and 
substituted for it the word "ex- 
termination." Destroy the man- 
agers, traduce the authors, ex- 
terminate the Fidelity League. 
Why not name an engine of this 
kind 4 The Actors' Extermina- 
tion Association?" And yet the 
spokesmen say they are "con- 
structive." Alas and alack! The 
Fidelity League stands for serv- 
ice, and it is not primarily con- 
cerned about the monetary re- 
turns that may come from those 
it serves. The raaxin.urff of aid 
for the minimum of expense — 
that is its principle. It Is here 
to stay, and awaits calmly the 
enemy's next step. 

• Howard Kyle, 
Secretary, A. F. L. 
Ruth Chatterton's View. 
Ruth Chatterton, treasurer of the 
A. F. L.. at the same time issued 
the following: * , < . . 

The disapproval of the Equity 
Shop by the Society of Ameri- 
can Dramatists and Composers, . 
the Dramatists' Guild and the 
Authors' League of America, as 
well as of many distinguished 
Individuals, both in and outside 
of the theatre, is an expression 
of the best and most advanced 
thought of the day. 

Personally, I feel the advan- 
tages gained by a closed shop in 
any organization are a fallacy 
and belong to the Stone Age. 
Unfortunately, the art of the 
theatre belongs in the same 
epoch. We now call it a profes- 
sion, but even as a profession it 
is purely competitive and de- 
mands, above all things, free- 
dom. This has been said many 
times before, much more grace- 
fully and forcefully than I am 
able to say it However, it is 
uppermost in my mind at pres- 
ent, and the "Equity" shop, as a 
forerunner of the closed shop, 
seems to crush out everything 
pertaining to that inspiring 

The overwhelming vote in its 
favor did not surprise me in 
view of what has gone before, 
and I must admit it has pleased 
me tremendously. Our organi- 
zation Is not an aggressive one, 
but I believe we are right, and 
thank God the conflict is now at 
last in the open. 

Ruth Chatterton. 

Not a show town. Thence to Shang- 
hai, China. 

Shanghai. Fob. 3. 
Shanghai! It doesn't seem pos- 
sible that anyone would want to 
remain here. 

Theatres here are: Empire, Olym- 
pic, Victoria and one or two pic- 
ture houses. Victoria seems to have 
the call. It's a matter of personal 
like and dislike. Companies along 
the line are? Bandman's, Dennlson's, 
Warwick's and magician's outfit, 
styled Chcfalo and Palermo. War- 
wick, isj&t th*vXyceum (the, Lyceum 
is considered "class"). 

Folks are theatre mad here and 
any sort of a show bearing the hall- 
marks of real professionalism can 
get the money. Woe tho' if you 
hand 'em a -phoney. They talk to 
one another of the first night's per- 

Money is all figured In Mex. and 
the American paper dollar goes fur- 
ther than any other kind. When 
you pay for a drink you are con- 
fronted with a bill calling for 40 
cents and you say: "Well, it'e cheap 
—cheaper than in the States.' 
when you pay it, yuu are only pay- 
ing 20 cents. 

1 lousi's play on a percentage run- 
ning from 65 to 75 per cent., de- 
pending on tho size and strength 
of the company. Prices range from 
$3 to $1. The higher priced seats 
sell the fastest. .But here again the 
Mexican dollar gets you. The $3 
seats are really $1,50. 

Rickshaw coolies throng the 
streets. They run miles at a stretch 
in a sort Of dog trot. A mile trip 
runs all the way frpm .10 cents to 
.20 cents (Mex. again). If .you give 
them just the exact fare they look 
upon you as a resident. If you 
chance to overpay them (and for- 
eigners do) they immediately yell 
for more. But most of the hotels 
have a 'number one boy,' usually a 
Hindo and he bawls out the cheater 
let the Hindo pay the coolie. 

Robert Roth, who likes America 
and Americans, showed me his last 
copy of Variety. 

Myies McCarthy. 


(Continued from page 14.) 
ords, airplanes being used to deliver 
prints to New York and thence to 
the coast and Intermediate cities. 
Also one print was aboard a Euro- 
pean liner within 48 hours after the 
ceremony. Then Lillian Russell 
kissed two new Cabinet members — 
Daugherty and Davis — into office, 
and Saturday night Al Jolson. 
against doctor's orders, sang for 
President Harding when the new 
executive occupied the Presidential 
box at a Washington theatre for the 
first time. 

^, Col. He»jry JvV, Bavajn ba.-^ebar- 
tered the pleasure boat 1/orlnaa for 
a fishing trip, starting from Palm 
Beach this week and going to 
Stuart, Fla. 


Dabney's Orchestra was. yanked 
out of the "Midnight Frolic" by Flo 
Ziegfeld and ordered to Palm Beach 
to play for a big society party Sun- 
day night. 

Sam Clumperts. Dreamland freak 
show proprietor and manager of the 
Parkway Baths at Brighton, is to 
be tried March 16 for tearing down 
N. Y. Park Commission signs placed > 
on lands which he claims are the 
property of the bath owners, 

Paderewski was the guest of 
honor at a dinner given Wednesday 
night by the New York Civic Forum 
at the Hotel Astor. 

Jeanne Bagels was granted an in- 
junction by Justice Krlanger in the 
N. Y. Supreme Court restraining tho 
owners of the apartment house 
where she lives from interfering 
with her tenancy. 

"Less than $5,000" was the value 
fixed on the personal property of 
the late Henry J. Goldsmith, of the 
law firm of H. J. ft F. K. Goldsmith, 
In his will, filed for probate this 
week* His widow is named as bo re 
beneficiary and executrix. 

The parents of Rose Maynard, 21, 
a chorus girl recently with a show 
in Boston, have caused her to be ' 
placed in the psycopathio ward at 
Bellevue Hospital, New York. 

Fidelity Statement. 
The Actors' Fidelity League Tues- 
day issued "through its secretary, 
Howard Kyle, the following state- 

The news of the vott of the 
A. K. A. on the closed shop is 
startling because of the com- 
paratively small number of 
voters. Only 3,513 for a grand 
total, after a country-wide in- 
tensive drive in behalf of the 
issue. Upwards of 400 less than 
the Joint poll of the two tickets 
in the association's annual elec- 
tion last June. Does this mean 
that tho much-vaunted member- 
ship of 10.000-- being an increase 
of 6.000 as a result of the strike 
in 1019— has dwindled to a tip- • 
tire actually less than 4.000 7 
The A. lv A. tiles showed more 
than that in 191S. 

or have a numerous body <»f 


(Continued from page 12.) 
Astor whenever "Cornered" is with- 
drawn. Thnt drama has been play- 
ing successfully, but its manage- 
ment is not anxious to costlnue 
much after Easter. When the Metro 
picture moves, Fox will take over 
the Lyric and start with "Queen of 


The two rivals, "Romance" at the 
Playhouse and "Peg O* My Heart" 
at the Cort, are doing better business 
than some of the new successes. The 
latter is high with around $15,000 In 
last week, aided by heavy gallery 
trade. "Romance" opened strongly, 
and played close te capacity, with 
the first week's gross well over 


In the ticket agencies trade Is no 
better than conditions warrant. 
Three buys are expiring this week 
and only "Peg O' My Heart" may 
be renewed. With "Macbeth" (Apol- 
lo) and "The Rose Girl" (Ambas- 
sador) ofT the buy lists, too, Indica- 
tions are for a considerable number 
than handled by the brokers last 
spring. Already the outright buys 
have dwindled below last season's 
mark at this time. Others continued 
ue "Deburau" (Belasco), "The 
Ureea Goddess** (Booth), 
Kyes" (Casino). "In the 
Watch" (Century), "The Bad Man" 
(Comedy), "Enter Madame" (Ful- 
ton), "Tip Top" (Globe), "Nice Peo- 
ple" (Klaw), "Mary" Knickerbock- 
er), "Lady Billy" (Liberty), "The 
First Year" (Little), "Gold Diggers" 
(Lyceum), "The Bat" (Morosco), 
"Sally" (New Amsterdam), "Ro- 
mance" (Playhouse), "Dear Me" 
(Republic), "Her Family' Tree" (Shu- 
bert), "Passing Show" (Winter Gar- 

A big influx into cut rates is ex- 
pected, starting this week. Offered 
early in the week were "The Rose 
Girl" (Ambassador), "Macbeth" 
(Apollo). " Corne red"' (Astor), "At; 
gar 1 ' (CentrafTT^Tn the N'ight Watch" 
(Century). "Three Live Ghosts" 
(Hayes), "Little Old New York" 
(Plymouth), "Emperor Jones" (Prin- 
cess), "Hollos Wild Oat" (Punch and 
Judy), "Dear Ma" (Republic). "Prince 
and the Pauper" (Selwyn), "Her 
Family Tree" (Shubert), "Samson 
and Delilah" (39th Street), "The 
Mirage' (Times Square). 

Paul Kelly, 21, and "Boots" Web- 
ster, who will be 18 on May 25. are 
to be married' on that day In Bos- 
ton, where they are now playing op- 
posite each other in "Honors Are 

A . Syracuse dispatch declares 
Minna GombelU leading woman of 
the Knickerbocker Players, a sum- 
mer stock at the Empire, Syracuse, 
has been granted a divorce from. 
Howard Rumsey, manager oX the 
company. ' The decree is said to 
have been granted at Herkimer, 
N. Y. 


The promoters of the "Revue de 
Fashion," staged at the Hotel Penn- 
sylvania last week, are alleged to 
have decamped with the funds be- 
fore the final show . Saturday night. 
The 46 models, engaged at $S0 a 
week, got 11.79 each as their share 
of m purse taken up by spectators. 
The girls have put their cases in 
the hands Of the N. Y. District 

Owing to the low rate of ex- 
change, with resultant disaster to 
his royalties, George Bernard -Shaw 
has refused to permit his plays to 
be given in Austria or Hungary. 
His net out of a recent performance 
was about $2. 

"Love" was being presented mer- 
rily by the Provincetown Players 
Saturday night when a shriek 
jarred the building. It was emitted 
by Eleanor Fitzgerald, treasurer. 
when two highwayman shoved a re- 
volver through the box-office grill 
and demanded the night's receipts. 
The shriek dented the performance 
some/ but it saved the bankroll, a* 
the bandits fled. 

Besides being the center of In- 
terest at the dinner of the Drama 
League, where he was seated be- 
tween Gilda Varesi and Mrs. Rollin 
Klrby, Charles Gilpin, Negro actor, 
delivered an address Sunday to the 
Civic Club In New York, wherein 
he made a plea for better under- 
standing of the Negro, 

myles McCarthy tour 

(Continued from page 15.) 
That there are people who look 
upon a coming war between the two 
nations, and a certain desire on the 
part of a few that trouble is near, 
is evidenced by excerpts from the 
Japanese Gazette, In which a state- 
ment appeared under this date (Jan. 
27) announcing that all Americans 
visiting, and now residents of Japan 
would be carefully watched — that 
the people from the States were 
secretly using wireless apparatus 
for communication and that Japa- 
nese Industries and military opera- 
tions were being spied upon. The 
article is copied from the Asahi and 
is commented upon as being sub- 
stantially correct. Taken from 
whole cloth, of course, but sufficient 
in itself to awaken rancor in the 
breasts ol Japan'* citizens. 
The prices of admission range 

from fi Yen down (a Yen is ftbOttl 
.*.<> rents of our money). The thea- 
tres nr" rompftritively sm;il1.^>*e at- 
intf from 100 to TOO ptr-<uis com- 

fori ably H return visit When he will produce pa a led by :i deputy sheriff and 

Next stop in Nage «** Japan.a liuit piece. (Continued on page 24.) 


John Murray Anderson is to re- 
out. to Kogland In the near future. 
Before i*;ivinK over there after 
staging 'The League of Notions*' 
for Charles Cochran, Mr. Anderson 
arranged with sir Alfred Butt for 

The wife of Bruno Stelndel. for- 
mer first 'cellist of the Chicago 
Grand Opera Co., ended her life by 
drowning in Lake Michigan. The 
woman, who was a singer of ability. 
had been brooding ever since she 
and hx^lmsnand "were accused «f 
disloyalty during the war, and 'she 
left a pathetic note. 

"The Prince and the Pauper" 
(William Faversham), "The MiraKe" 
(Florence Heed), and "Macbeth*' 
( Lionel / Karrymore and Julia Ar- 
thur) wind up this week. They are 
neighbors in 42d street theatres. 

"The Chost Pet ween" will have 
■ second opening next Monday, go- 
ing jrito the 39ih Street theatre. 

According to the dailies, a lively- 
time w;is had by all when Ks telle 
Carroll, who recently was awarded 
I&0 a week maintenance in her suit 

against Harry Carroll, went to tho 
litters flat to replevin certain 
household aiti(!<-«. Sh»> was accom- 



Friday, March 11, 1921 


Dances and Songs. 

21 Mint.; One, Two, Full Stag* 

(Special Hangings). 
Fifth Ava. 

In standard and merit Miss East- 
man's new offering is a step for- 
ward from that of her offering of 
last season. It's more than a step; 
It la a leap. "Comedy and Tragedy" 
la well conceived, $ith novelty a 
vjbrant factor, an* Miss Eastman 
has skilletfsuppJrl in jft&i'tm 4*6r- 
rarl, Dinus McNally and George 

There Is humor in the opening. 
Miss Eastman steps from the folds 
of a tableaux curtain as a country 
lass, singing a lyric to alibi her ap- 
pearance on the stage, for her father 
owned the opery house back in the 
Tillage. T*vo rube boys Join her 
(McNally and Cohee). The boys 
remain for an excellent acrobatic 
dance. Before they got into action 
one fell and asked his partner to 
help him up. The reply was he 
couldn't, but would lie down beside 
him. That is about the only old bit 
In the turn. 

Miss Eastman was out in "two" in 
Colonial dress, with a number 
called "Grandmother Days." The 
wide sides of the dress became ani- 
mated hiding the two boys, who 
scampered off, leaving Miss East- 
man stripped to a modern frock for 
the second verse, which told of the 
bunk of grandmother days. There 
was a dance bit with Ferrari. The 
latter singled and got a hand with 
a reverse on one foot. 

Another change had Miss East- 
man out with a clever song, "I've 
Been Saving for a Rainy Day." Mc- 
Nally and Cohee then had their best 
Inning with further acrobatic dance 
routines, which drew down a hearty 

For the finale Miss Eastman Is 
retaining the Apache dance, but In 
this version a story Is told. All 
three men are concerned, one as the 
waiter In a Parisian dive and the 
others as rival roughs for the favor 
of the smiles of an underworld 
queen. Miss Eastman announced 
the bit as "The Dance of Death." 
One Apache flashes a gun when he 
finds the girl dancing with the other 
suitor. Disarmed, he suddenly pro- 
duces a gun, but shoots the girl, 
who steps In front of her lover. 
Police whistles are heard. There Is 
no avenue of escape. When a gen- 
darme appears he finds the Apache 
dancing about with the girl, but he 
fails to discover that the girl is limp 
In the arms of the man and that her 
feet are off the floor. He quaffs a 
drink and departs; the man stops 
and the limp form slips to the floor. 
The entire number is done in pan- 
tomime. It is an excellent twist to 
the Apache and distinctly dramatic, 
bringing four or five curtains. The 
dancing strength and novelty of the 
act should assure it big-time book- 
ings. Ibee. 



16 Mine.; Full Stage. 


Kara has been abroad for the last 
seven years. To observe his work 
Monday at the Orpheum, it seems 
hardly believable but nevertheless 
true that Kara has been Juggling 
for 30 years, s more or less. He ap- 
peared at the Orpheum 20 years ago. 
He was one of the best Jugglers of 
th^^day U* en > H*jjs still one of the 
best of the present day mani^TGlat- 
ors, time apparently having ripened 
his art, and at the same time leav- 
ing him as youthful in appearance 
as he was a score of years ago. 

The pool ball rack with the balls 
falling out of the bottom, the rack 
being balanced on Kara's forehead 
on a five-foot pole, remains a star 
trick. The orange, carving knife 
and fork bit is also retained. Open- 
ing with the Juggling of his hat, 
umbrella, gloves and handkerchief 
Kara proceeds into a speedy rou- 
tine of three, four and five object 
manipulation, using plates, table, 
oranges and various other objects, 
sometimes with one hand, some- 
times with the other, and at other 
times with both, but always dexter- 
ously. A male assistant helps in 
the closing trick, and generally 
makes himself useful, but not too 

The act went over splendidly, 
No. 3. Bell. 



13 Mine.; One. 

American Roof. 

Two males, colored, one in loose- 
fitting evening clothes for comedy. 
Open with song double harmonizing 
off stage before entrance, showing 
pleasing voices. 

Crossfire of old material 'is fol- 
folowed by another double song, 
also well harmonized. Next the 
straight solos a ballad, exhibiting a 
clear soprano, followed by more 
crossfire dialog of weak material, 
with another double song for the 

An encore Is the old -fashioned 
••yodle" by the straight, with the 
comic harmonizing off stage, later 
Joining for "Sleep, Baby Sleep," 
with the comic singing the "blink, 
blink" variation. 

The material needs thorough 
overhauling. The singing is the high 
light, Just passing the pair as fair 
early spotters for the smaller bills. 


BEN MEROFF and Co. (2). 
Songs, Dance, Piano, Music. 
12 Mine.; Full. 
American Roof. 

Ben Meroff is a son of Luba Me- 
roff and was formerly of her act. 
He is "singling," assisted by a pian- 
ist, violinist and a "plant" in the 

The act opens with the pianist go- 
ing to the box while Meroff in tuxe- 
do sings an introductory song anent 
what he is going to do. This is fol- 
lowed by an imitation of Ted Lewis 
Jazzing on the clarionet; with a Jazz 
dance following and Lewis' disrepu- 
table top hat for atmosphere. 

Next a cello solo preceded by a 
"request," with the "plant" calling 
for "Somewhere a Voice Is Calling." 
A plug is precipitated for a corking 
ballad by a singer in a box, with 
Meroff accompanying from the ros- 
trum on the cello. 

Another announcement, with Me- 
roff offering to Imitate dancers re- 
quested, is next, the plant stealing 
Rasputin's stuff In calling out "St. 
Vitus." A skating dance is the com- 
promise followed by a song about 
popular hoofers, Meroff illustrating 
each name mentioned in the lyric 
by a recognizable trade-marked 
step. At the conclusion he does a 
pip of a routine of "hoch," ankle 
and Russian stuff that puts him 
away to much acclaim. 

The last song is misleading, most 
of the house expecting the dancers 
mentioned in the preceding lyric, to 
be imitated. The young chap ex- 
hibits plenty of versatility, but his 
present vehicle won't do for the big 
hurdle. It's all right for the three- 
a-day and should work, smoothed 
out, into a candidate for the early 
spots of the better bills. 

On the Roof in an early spot he 
held up the show briefly. Con. 



A I ham bra, Paris. 

raris, Feb. 23. 

The one-act piece by Max Maui ey 
(now manager of the Theatre des 
Vazietes) Is well known here, and 
perhaps the best composition role 
Slgnoret has undertaken. He cre- 
ated the part at the Theatre Antolne 
years ago. 

It is the story of Haps, an outcast, 
one of the unlucky atoms of a large 
\JXy. ill* ehie^oncerji .'s-not^what 
he will eat tomorrow, but where' he 
is going to sleep tonight. When it 
is realized Paris is not too well pro- 
vided with night shelters this prob- 
lem is a serious one. 

The guests of a certain shelter 
have to be indoors early, but Haps 
arrives two minutes before 9 P. M. 
The manager receives him brutally 
because It Interferes with his de- 
parture to his favorite cafe. But 
It happens that a Journalist who 
had passed a night in another shel- 
ter to get material for copy had 
written a sensational article the 
day before, revealing the abuse of 
those in charge of these philan- 
thropic homes. 

The manager suddenly becomes 
very polite at this recollection, 
imagining the late visitor to be an- 
other interfering newspaper man, 
and each movement of poor Haps 
confirms this supposition in his 
mind. And then the manager be- 
comes so considerate that Haps 
firmly believes that he has been 
drinking. It is a psychological and 
bitter study of humanity. Although 
by no means fresh, it is one of the 
best sketches mounted in a vaude- 
ville theatre here. Kcndrcxc. 


Dancing and Piano. 

11 Mine. Full; Spec. Drapes; Cyc. 

Fifth Ave. 

Rosalie Stewart framed this danc- 
ing combination which has Chas. 
Em bier at the piano. Harry Roye 
and Dorothy Rudac are the new 
dance entries and it Is one of the 
most graceful duos of' a season 
where dancing acts were as num- 
erous as home brew recipes. 

Miss Rudac is an unusually tall 
gM»-wlis raeves with ^be graceful 




9 Mine.; One. 

Fifth Ave. 

Mile. Cleo is a petite blonde girl 
unlike the popular conception of a 
prima donna. She has a clear, cul- 
tured soprano voice and accom- 
panies herself in one or two num- 
bers upon the piano. 

Her opening is "Maid of Dundee," 
followed by another Scotch song de- 
livered without musical accompani- 
ment. Next an "aria'* to orchestra 
accompaniment, followed by her 
first popular contribution, a pretty 
ballad well suited to her voice and 

Mile. Cleo has looks and a voice 
but her present song cycle will not 
advance her. More of the popular 
songs and a replacement of her pres- 
ent opening might help. Mile. Cleo 
Is obviously a newcomer to vaude- 
▼*"•• Con. 



12 Mins. ; One. 

American Roof. 

The original newsboys sextet was 
out of a Gus Edwards revue about 
ten years ago. The current turn 
looks like a similar offering, and 
the use of Edwards' song, "If I Was 
a Millionaire," strengthens the im- 
pression. Also the opening crap 
game quartet is from 'the Edwards 
Kid revue. 

There is one girl in the turn, she 
at first being a newsie, too. She is 
a plump kid. Given a solo try she 
was fair with "Mammy." For the 
finish there is a change to white 
canvas trousers for the boys and a 
dimity for "Jennie," the sextet 
working with a medley. The turn 
was plainly deriscd fcr threera-day 
bookings. IoC€ 



19 Mins.; Full Stage; Cyc. 

American Roof. 

This turn was built for the pop 
houses by Victor Hyde and thor- 
oughly fulfills its mission. On the 
Roof a noticeable handicap was the 
absence of the cyc. used downstairs. 
When the act went to "one" the 
house drop had to be raised and 
lowered, detracting from the pro- 
duction flash of the special hangings 

Hyde's brother, a blonde violinist, 
leads the orchestra from the pit and 
also contributes a solo. A male 
Juvenile does the vocal soloing and 
handles the introductory songs, al- 
lowing the five girls an opportunity 
for changes and ensemble appear- 
ances. The latter are well selected, 
each contributing something in the 
nature of a specialty in addition to 
the concerted numbers. 

These were a Jazz toe dance and 
shimmy while elevated, a skirt 
dance, a vocal double in Spanish 
costumes by two of the girls, a Jazz 
solo by the soubret, a classical con- 
tribution, vocal. "Somewhere a 
Voice Is Calling," by one in an ex- 
cellent cultured soprano, and the 
violin solo. 

The title number Is sung by the 
leading male, with the girls in cos- 
tumes representing different periods 
of the day working back of the male 
In the "line." 

The finish is ensemble vocalizing 
of parodied operatic melodies. The 
act is a hodge-podge of specialties 
and cast numbers, lacking comedy 
and running about four minutes too 
long. As a flash for. the smaller 
bills it qualifies. Con. 

equally as frictionless. Both are 
kickers par excellence and the cos- 
tuming is on a par with their in- 
dividual talents. 

The act carries considerable pro- 
duction, the stage being enveloped 
by a pretty black spider webbed 
cyc, also special decorations and 
the other appurtenances. 

The opening is a double dance 
featured by Royes acrobatic Jump 
to a split and the graceful execution 
of both. Next a graceful waltz, he 
posing her. A quick change by her 
precedes this. A brief piano solo 
and the back cyc. parts, discovering 
her in fetching evening gown and 
feathered head dress, holding a 
hand mirror. The dance follows, 
being a sort of "Vanity" pantomime 
superbly constructed. 

His ankle, hock and eccentric solo 
follows while she changes to a 
decollete gown of gold for a double 
finish, he swinging her to a split 
and both executing difficult Italian 
school steps. • 

The turn is in late and on the 
Fifth Avenue showing is ready for 
the Palace or any other big time 
bill. They are as graceful a pair as 
vaudeville contains. Con. 



"Smithis* (8k;t). 
1ft Mins.; Two (Special Drop). 

Skeets Gallagher interrupts the 
youngX hotel scrub woman slavey 
after being attracted by her shapely 
exposed nether extremity, and 
"dates her up" for the evening. She 
responds in unsophisticated fashion, 
proving excellent foil for Qalla* 
gher's pithy wise cracks. He gloats 
on the idea how cheaply he will get 

abandon of a gazelle, and R6ye I is **> n entire vrvenlng'> meal t-tiekcA 

considering her admittedly unpre- 
tentious lineage, which includes a 
street cleaner father, a livery stable 
brother and a stockyards mother. 

Gallagher's expectations are shat- 
tered when the pseudo -slavey, 
"Smithle," returns in a fetching get- 
up. with the confession it was all 
a wager to win a five-pound box of 
candy from her dad, who owns the 
hotel. The duo crosstalks some 
more and goes into a song and 
dance for a sweet exit- 

Songs snd Pisno. 
13 Mins.; Ons. 
American Roof. 

Vincent and Frankly n have writ- 
ten a number of popular songs, 
Miss Franklyn writing the lyrics 
and Vincent the tunes. This he 
tells In rhyme, going to the piano 
after introducing his partner. 

All of the numbers were duetted 
with one harmony number. That 
was "Pretty Little Cinderella," 
which Miss Franklyn spoke of as 
"cur masterpiece." Prior to each 
song there was a little explanation 
of Home sort, generally in rhyme. 
"A Band That Needs No Leader" 
was their opener. Miss Franklyn 
spoke of something serious, but the 
number, "Poor Little Boobs," was 
not. "Always Goes Farther Than 
Father," another of their numbers, 
preceded a medley of Vincent dit- 
ties. The couple opened Intermis- 
sion nicely. / 0<5C< 



11 Mins.; One. 

American Roof. 

A woman and twb men, one of 
the latter looking young enough to 
be the son of the more matured pair. 
Their routine consists of saxa- 
phonea, clarionet, piano and piano 

The younger man showed some- 
thing at the piano after starting 
out with a saxe, but he specialized 
mostly with the accordian. He had 
several numbers alone after the 
woman single with bells. For the 
finish the elder man Joined with a 
saxe. the woman singing. On sec- 
ond they did well enough. The trio 
looked as though out for some time 


Perch Act. 

15 Mins.; Full Stage (Special). 

Orpheum, Brooklyn. 

Two men In perch work. A 24- 
foot perch is used for the opening, 
balanced in the usual way with the 
mounter going through a difficult 
routine of gymnastics. The perch 
is very high, It being necessary to 
raise the borders considerably. The 
height makes for thrilling stuff, but 
has a drawback in that the top man 
can not be seen by those in the rear 
of the orchestra or balcony. A spe- 
cial cyc in two backs up the gym- 
nastics. Later this parts, disclos- 
ing a scenic marine view. A ladder 
follows the perch, with the mounter 
doing more dangerous looking 
stuff. Still another perch is used 
later, a double arrangement, sup- 
ported on the soles of the feet of 
the understander. Pedal Juggling 
with a large football by one of the 
men serves to vary the perch work. 

For the concluding trick a prop 
warship is supported on the feet of 
the understander, with the mounter 
performing aloft. This had a red 
fire finish that makes a good get- 

The top man Is a corking gym- 
nast, doing headstands and seem- 
ingly Impossible stunts at the top 
of the different perches. 

A well mounted silent turn, fea- 
tured with 

WESTON, YOUNG and Co. (3). 
"What's the Idea" (8kit). 
14 Mint.; One. 
23d St. 

Al Weston and. Irene Young ap- 
peared in this skit a dozen years 
ago. It was then called "The New 

The turn was originally conceived 
to bring five persons* out in "one," 
and is probably along the same 
lines as once played by Searl Allen. 
The opening number, "He Walks 
Like This," is of the vintage brand, 
but it is doubtful if the younger 
generation remember it. 

In the skit are two women, a 
bellhop and a detective, all mixed 
up with the reporter and concerned 
in finding money and changing it- 
The "bull" is looking for Wilson, 
and a bottle of extinct liquor of that 
brand l s flashed. "Mail these let- 
ters," "lend me ten dollars— here's 
my roll," and all the old stunts are 
paraded in rapid fashion. 

The turn depends on its speed, 
and Weston » and Young provide 
that. For the flnnle a laughing 
number which Weston has long usod 
as a trade-mark was employed 
"What's the Idea" will do again for 
three a day. Ibe ^ 

Song*. Dsnces. Acrobatics. 
14 Mins.; Three snd One. 
Fifth Ave. $ 

Edd Ernie is a monopede who has- 
been around for quite a while but 
he seems to have clicked for the 
better stuff in his- present vehicle. 
Mae Ernie is his assistant. She is 
a strong buxom girl who can dance 
and in addition is a hard worker 
and appears to enjoy It. She also 
possesses an accent similar to Ottie 
Ardine (McKay and Ardlne), which 
should be an opportunity for dialog 

The turn opens showing a divided 
drop with the girl's head poked 
through for the introductory song. 
She step:, through into "one" for a 
brief dance, proving a fair kicker. 
He uses the same entrance, the 
.drop concealing" his body until his 
entrance showing him a monopede 
in evening attire carrying a crutch. 
He does a buck, showing a corking 
routine of one -foot taps. 

Next a wooden shoe waltz clog by 
her, attired in Dutch costume, fol- 
lowed by another solo tap dance by 
him to patriotic airs. After a 
change to short skirts she does a 
soft shoe buck routine. 

The drop parts and the act goes 
to "three" for some table acrobatics, 
he doing a hand stand and a hop-off 
without crutch, followed by some 
high kicks with the girl holding a 
cigar box table high and then chair* 
and-table high. A hand stand by 
him. supported by her arm and 
crutch, and back to "one" for an 
argument finish in which she carries 
him off under her arm. 

An encore bit well worked up ls 
a fox trot doubled, with Ernie ret- 
ting around remarkably despite his 
affliction. The act delivers on Its 
merits without the sympathy appeal 
and should be busy in the three-a-» 
day circles. con. 

HARRY BERRY and Miss. 
Variety Act 

12 Mins.; One. (8pecial). 
23d St. 



12 Mins.; One. 

American Roof. 

A western couple. The man is of 
the nut comic school. He entered 
after a heavy musical introduction 
getting a laugh with a squeaky- 
voiced announcement, in which he 
said he was not good at acting, but 
knew a lot of dirty stories. 

The entrance of his partner was 
a flirtation bit which he referred 
to as "the call of the wild" (women) 
The girl's re-entrance showed her 
Jn a golden frock that is a creation 
it got a long look from the women 
and the men as well. The house 
•Jiked the nut war recitation with 
the curtain slap-stick finish. A 
aong bit. "It's Too High," was also 

Harry Berry and a girl assistant 
present a pleasing specialty turn, 
with the specialties given an intro- 
duction through the means of a 
slight skit structure, explaining the 
pair are in the alley outside a 
vaudeville theatre, from which they 
have Just been ejected. There- is a 
special drop of the stage entrance of 
the vaudeville house for atmosphere. 

Following some talk of the couple, 
arranging a new act, etc., the turn 
resolves itself into a series of spe- 
cialties by Mr. Berry, with the girl 
playing piano, uke and singing, in 
each instance filling In acceptably. 

Berry's talents include acrobat- 
ics, music, dancing, singing, balanc- 
ing and Juggling, with a good show- 
ing in each department. The spe- 
cialties will insure the act passing 
with a wide margin in the pop 

The better part of the gags now 
j used are passe and need replace- 

Act entertained at the 23d St. 


*em. it fits the three-a-day. nee. 

close anywhere. 



11 Mins.; One. 

Greeley Sq. 

Pleasant looking, slightly buxom, 
clearly enunciating, cleanly dressed 
woman, who goes through her task 
in workmanlike manner, but minus 
spontaneity, which, however, 1* 
sufficiently simulated to do serv- 
ice in an early spot on a three-s- 
day bill. She has an introductory 
number about • personality; then, 
"early to bed, early to rise, never 
made anyone wise" — a few stories. 
a topical song and a coon "blues" 
ditty. Dependable single for a not 
too discriminating audience. 


Friday. March 11, 1M1 





Practically a sold out house was 
Present halfway through thcopen- 
« f, Ct of a rat "c»' uneven bill, short 
on diversity of vaudeville material. 
£?"} apa the Chaplin picture "The 
515 contributotl to the demand, 
although the Riverside was only one 
•L V r thoa tres on upper Broadway 
•nowlng the feature. The Sym- 

8JJJJ' °. n tne m>xt block, and the 
f^|ndard and Adelphl, four blocks 

^2*' a ' y o advertised "The Kid." 
«ii»? e r e wa8 no nu est ion of d i til- 
th i , "1 h,);,1 i"Kr tiie audience in for 

ir^ aS v act of th « vaudeville pro 
•ram, because scarcely 
££ved until the final 
aim comedy at 11 
and Va riety 

Va!,.^*! 101 * 8hort on «oTia comedy 
on M« j u W a Hi,,on and Ned NorUn 
at tim il . tn,J ,i,st aggressive go 
"••.laughs. They were not espe- 

a member 
flash of the 
p. m. 
portion was spotty 


Charles "Chic" Sale doubled from 
Ike Colonial to hold down the next 
Coloring spot on this week's bill at 
Ib» Palace. He walked off with the 
ipplauie and comedy hit and in- 
cidentally packed a punch that could 
Qtve been utilized mightily up in 
the first half had he been able to 
make the proper connections. Sales 
With the same characters he built 
Ills reputation around la getting just 
SS many laughs as ever and never 
becomes tiresome. He is an artist 
from bell to bell. 

The *tmrt?r ' co*uedy: -cont-ri buttons 
were Toto, third. Bronson and Bald- 
win, following, and Sylvia Clark 
next Toto entertained hugely with 
pis clever pantomiming and contor- 
tioning and mechanical props, get- 
ting most with his Petrova travesty 
on the "skees." He has a new en- 
core, doing a fast acrobatic eccen- 
tric dance in lingerie after the sol- 
dier number. Later Toto took a 
couple of bends at the conclusion of 
Sylvia Clarks' "single," and fell all 
dver her for comedy effect, Im- 
mensely building up her finish. 

Sylvia found the Palace customers 
rather chilly and didn't hook them 
until well past the center of her of- 
fering. Her "cabaret ginger" char- 
acter number usually sure fire, Just 
managed to lam., and she took down 
most with "Feather Vour Nest." 

Bronson and Baldwin on just 
ahead did nicely in Jack Lait's 
"Visions of 1071." Bronson's effimi- 
nate male of the future has im- 
proved immeasurably. He landed 
laughs whenever sought for and was 
Intelligently and artistically aided 
by Miss Baldwin's mannish opposite. 
A corking comedy song sung by 
Bronson while acquiring a jag was 
One of the pleasantest moments. 

Parish and Peru were deucing it 
with their noveliy dance and acro- 
batic conceptions. The back flip o 
ft split and the difficult barrel tricks 
coupled with the novelty concertina 
double put them across with plenty 
to spare. • • 

"Trip to Hitland" closed the first 
naif. The song writers are still 
composing a song in full view of the 
house. It is the same song they 
have been composing all season, but 
they believed them at the Palace 
just as trustingly as they did at 
Proctor's, Yonkers. One or two 
hew members are noticeable with 
Billy Tracey standing out, of the 
Added starters. The calling of the 
popular songs and the pinning of a 
boutonerre upon the author was as 
•ure fire as Harding's picture. 
. Gus Edwards making his annual 
revue tour Opened the second half 
after Topics. The Edwards turn 
holds the usual number of young- 
sters and upholds the Edwards' 
prestige as a "kid scout." He has 
unearthed a youngster who 'is a 
dancing phenom. This kid stopped 
the act every time he appeared, get- 
ting his "hoofing" over with a snap. 
During the encore number which he 
helps build up. he flashed a buck 
and wing that registered strongly. 
The big punch is the "Side Walks of 
New York" scene with the kiddies 
dancing to the tune of a hurdy 
gurdy. The old song favorites were 
good for individual applause with 
the kids helping the general effect 
Edwards should take his work seri- 
ously. He is never so uninteresting 
as when s. raining for comedy. The 
turn took down one of the hits of 
the bill 

Nati Bilbainita. the Spanish 
danseuse, held them remarkably 
well, getting on after 11 p. m. The 
Spanish girl showed plenty of ward- 
robe and has developed the finger 
rolling of the castinet to a mar- 
velous point of perfection. Her 
dances resembled the Spanish dances 
••en in the main, but the purity of 
origin was recognizable in all the 
native movements. 

Johannes Josefsson and Co. 
opened, showing Iceland method of 
self-defense. The bill was all 
•witched around after the Monday 
matinee. Toto was moved up from 
•losing to third, switching places 
with the Spanish dancer. Bronson 
•ad Baldwin up from opening after 
intermission to fourth. Sylvia Clark 
gown from fourth to fifth and the 
Jwwards Revue up to opening after 
intermission from the next to clos- 
?? 8pot * Tne switching was prob- 
ably necessary to allow Sales to play 
both houses. 
The lower floor was capacity Mon- 

« L n, * ht With the "1'Per boxes 
Hgnt. The show started promptly at 
• p. m. 

through the program. However, the 
dialect stuff of Hilton got them 
started after they had made rather 
tough going at the beginning. The 
Harry Lauder imitation at the finish 
got the n ost. and the close brought 
them forward for three or four bows. 
They might have pushed their ad- 
vantage as far as a little speech 
perhaps, because the house and cli- 
entele are made to order for the 
Hilton brand of comedy, but they 
refrained. „_ 

Another turn that was handi- 
capped by Its surroundings was the 
offering of Pearl Regay and Co. Miss 
Rega> i«j Jrspffited'StyiC'Of duffc- 
ing and the miniature song and 
musical production has speed and 
ginger, but the fact that they were 
preceded by a singing and dancing 
couple. Jay Dillon and Betty barker, 
who also worked in a colorful full 
stage set. operated against them. 
Miss Regay's dancing is the strong 
feature of the little jazz revue, and 
the contributions of the Rialto Five, 
jazz musicians ,and Roy Sheldon, 
her partner, filled in the intervals 
between her song numbers and 
dances satisfactorily. Miss Regay 
makes a mistake in attempting a 
pretentious singing effort. She has 
an agreeable enough voice, but it is 
scarcely up to the test of a semi- 
classical solo, and such a selection 
has no place in the swiftly moving 
routine. The Riverside audience was 
manifestly impatient until she had 
finished, but the acrobatic dancing 
at the end, with its contortion, 
proved an arresting novelty and 
gave the act a capital climax. 
Closing the intermission, Miss Regay 
took five bows, after holding the 
stage more than 20 minutes. 

The Dillon and Parker act was 
worthy of a better position. It has 
many attractive -points. Miss Par- 
ker is an exceedingly pretty girl 
and can dance more than a little. 
Indeed, more stepping wo Id have 
been welcome. They have m espe- 
cially pleasing number done in an 
unusual arrangement of syncopated 
duet, with Mr. Dillon singing 
snatches of old plantation songs 
while Miss Parker warbles "Sam- 
my." The two melodies work out 
into some strikingly pleasin- har- 
monies. The act besides has a 
pretty silken background of drapes 
and sightly lighting. 

Julius Tannen was the last num- 
ber of the vaudeville part, a pretty 
severe test for a talking comedian 
of his nimble-witted style to hold a 
crowd at the end of a seven-act bill, 
coming on after 10 o'clock. It takes 
a pretty alert audience to get the 
full returns from Tannen's talk, 
with its quick slants and zippy side 
comments. Much of the sparkle In 
the monolog comes from these 
swift digressions. He starts to talk 
of one thing and gets the real laugh- 
ing point in, apparently as an af- 
terthought, like the observation that 
the British Johnny wears only one 
eyeglass so that he cannot see more 
than his mind can absorb at one 
time. This glitter of amusing asides 
is more entertaining than the »p*.« 
triotic recitation with which he has 
elected to end his effort. 

Mason and Keeler were next to 
closing with the farce called "Oh." 
It's a rather labored, boisterous bit 
of nonsense, depending upon a 
quick succession of far-fetched 
complications in the vein of ex- 
treme farce. There is no situation 
to back up the humor of the dialog; 
just a rolic of confusion and mis- 
understanding over two people who 
enter a house where a burglar is 
concealed and which is supposed to 
be under smallpox quarantine; all 
of It exceedingly laborious horse- 
play. However, the Riverside audi- 
ence accepted it In the spirit of buf- 
foonery and laughed without re- 
straint, even to the climax where 
the burglar loses his trousers in a 
bomb explosion and escapes in his 
B. V. D's. 

The others were Howard's Ponies, 
the brightest, cleverest kind of a 
clean cut trained animal act, and 
Frank Mullane, a first rate single 
number, with his mixture of senti- 
mental ballads and dialect stories. 





bad , L h , 10Ky ,n tho i*»»ticm, forthev 

l0 weak the ice nearly lialfway I added bit that could have bci n Ivfl 

The Chaplin picture is being given 
the credit for a draw at all the 
Keith houses this week. The Colo- 
nial Tuesday night held practically 
capacity, with only one or two va- 
cancies in the boxes. Those who 
i tuck for the picture Monday night 
didn't leave the theatre 'till lL'.lO. 
though the booking office claims all 
j he houses running the Qlm as an 
addition to the program arc getting 
out between 11. SO and quarter of 
twelve. The title of the six-rceler 
was flashed at 10.15 Tuesday even- 

Bight nets were Scheduled, with 
two dividing the honors of the even- 
ing — Chic Sale ;i i t*l Lew Hilton. 
Outside of thai duo the audience 
remained cool throughout the per- 
formance, though Riggs nnd Witchie 
vanned em Up a bit. next to clos- 
ing, with their dancing. 

The equilibrist Rekoma got away 
nicely in the first position, but 
courted disaster by coming back 

and stealing a duet of hows thai 
were unnecessary. The gang out 
front early showed their willingness 
to hop on ahj one who exhibited o 
tendency to take liberties with Vm 
Wilbur Sweat man and his clarinets 
held the deuce spot, succeeding in 
making it Worth while, but also 
b»-ing guilty of returning for an 

out. The Jaxz musician has left most 
of his accompanists behind, retain- 
ing only the pianist and a drummer 
to assist with the melodies. 

Frawley and Louise followed, ob- 
taining many a laugh through Bill's 
fast chatter. Miss Louise looked ex- 
ceptionally well and scored with her 
voice. It might be of advantage to 
the couple to emphasize the har- 
monizing, now limited to ths num- 
ber with the girl singing off stage. 
Both possess the vocal assets to 
make it worth while. 

Chic Sale was responsible for a 
shorty stop in the running order 
alter he "hail finished' in the IsTo. 4 
spot. The rural character artist has 
evidently added a few new incidents 
in his Impersonation of the elderly 
horn player, and they have enriched 
the comedy value which the char- 
acter contains. 

The film stars, Virginia Pearson 
and Sheldon Lewis, closed the first 
half with their dramatic playlet, 
stalling along for numerous cur- 
tains at the finish, which allowed 
Miss Pearson to come down to the 
lights for a short "heart to heart" 
speech that was accepted as skep- 
tically by those in front as the act 
itself was. The Colonial audience 
Tuesday night was no mob to pull 
dramatic moments on. The sketch 
lacked sincerity and brought forth 
titters and giggling in its serious 

Lew Hilton closed the vaudeville 
portion of the evening and ran even 
with Saie for honors. Ned Norton 
as the "straight" fed his partner 
acceptably, but his imitation of 
Lauder might go. If a Highland 
ditty must be used in order to pro- 
vide an excuse for Hilton's comedy 
makeup which follows, the an- 
nouncement of the imitation would 
be better out than in. 

Preceding the Hilton turn was 
Jack Inglis, opening after "Topics." 
The "nut" comedian got by well 
enough. Riggs and Witchie fol- 
lowed and scored with their dance 
interpretations interspersed with 
selections by the violinist in the pit. 
Mack Ponch. The act is above the 
average, with its special scenery, 
while the couple dress neatly 
throughout. The footwork is a 
strong element in the appeal. 

man and always "sells" himself to 
good advantage, albeit a tendency 
to do something, vulgar. He ran 
true to form Tuesday evening by 
"accidentally" kicking his partner 
on the lower end of her spine while 
he was dancing and she playing the 
piano. While playing the flute he 
paused to utter, the remark em- 
ployed for so many years by the 
blackfaced man of the old Water- 
bury Bros, and Tenny act — "I blow 
It so sweet and it comes out so 
rotten." As done by Tenny it has 
gone down into variety history as a 
classic and Burt gets little out of 
it. The . Boa tack . Riding Hfhqol 
closed the first part and generated 

After "Topics of the Day" Watts 
and Hawley scored a hit of good 
proportions. Watts is a huge, port- 
ly man, very funny to look at and 
singing a number of specially writ- 
ten comedy ditties. Miss Hawley is 
a fine accompanist for him, never 
removing her eyes from his face for 
an instant and tapping the ivories 
to a nicety. She also sings a ballad 
with feeling and with a pathetic 
note in her voice that won her a 
volume of applause. They almost 
stopped the show. 

Pressler and Klaiss really did stop 
the performance for a few mo- 
ments, holding up Mang and Sny- 
der, hand-to-hand gymnasts, who 
closed. Pressler is an eccentric 
burlesque piano player with a 
wealth of comedy bits, cleverly exe- 
cuted. Miss Klaiss sings songs 
strenuously and vociferously in an 
ironclad, sure-fire vaudeville voice, 
and . with an apparent feeling of 
complacency that admitted of no 
argument as to her value. They 
were a small-sized riot. 

The news weekly went on about 
10.45 and the audience departed 
with every Indication they had en- 
joyed themselves. . Jolo. 


Taking it from the audience angle 
the bill at the Jefferson this week 
is a satisfying one. it has plenty 
of noise, a goodly allotment of sing- 
ing and dancing and, last, but not 
least, and of the utmost importance, 
comedy. It runs smoothly from 
start to finish and has the requisite 
amount of "class" — not too much 
to make it highbrow, but enough to 
give the impression they are seeing 
the very best to be offered in the 
way of vaudeville entertainment. 

The headliners are Leo Carrlllo, 
fourth, and Frisco, second after in- 
termission. Of the two, Frisco was 
better known to Tuesday night's 
attendance, for-i^recelved applause 
directly his card was flashed. 

It was JusU as well for Carrillo. 
teried intently to what 

for they list 

appeared to them to be an im- 
promptu introductory announce- 
ment before going into his monolog. 
consisting of his former Chinese and 
Italian dialect stories and imita- 
tions. A large percentage of this 
artist's success is his pleasing, in- 
fectious personality. He was the 
real "class" of the bill. His Chin- 
ese and "wop" stories sounded bet- 
ter than ever and both dialects bear 
the earmarks of careful study. He 
finished In fine style and for an en- 
core offered a recitation In French 
dialect, in the form of a plea for 
the American Legion. For a serious 
effort it proved to be the most atro- 
cious piece of non -preparation in 
the matter of the study of the 
French dialect ever perpetrated 
upon an audience by a performer 
who makes any claim to legitimacy. 
It was accentuated through follow- 
ing the excellent Chink and "wop" 
characterizations preceding It a few 
moments before. It was supposed 
to be the story of the bravery of the 
Americans in France in defending 
the onslaughts of the Germans in 
the late war, told by a French 
soldier in broken English, replete 
with native words. To make it 
worse. Carrillo at times abandoned 
the French dialect entirely. 

Frisco is assisted by Loretta Me- 
Dermott and Eddie Cox. and de- 
pends more on his ability a« a 
comedian than as a tei psichorean- 
ist — thing he is hired to do. His 
comedy efforts were prolonged be- 
yond, all reason and a noodiy section 
of that portion might he advantag- 
eously deleted. A little of it i< 
funny because of its crudity. 

Daly and Berlew, whirlwind 
dancers, gave the entertainment a 
classy start. Miss Berlew changes 
hi r clothes for- each number and the 
couple look well. The excellent time 
they keep for - their ballroom step- 
ping and their fast twirling f<>r the 
finish, csrried them through to good 

El Cola, gytoiihonlst, has :i lot of 
comedy bits <»t buMness thai did 
materially in lifting him out of the 
cstegory of straight instrumental* 
isi.. Ill scored s big hit. lie was 
followed by more instrumentaliz- 
ing inten persed with amusing com- 
edy, this tittle consisting of singing, 
dam Ing nnd crosstalk, It i* done 
by Frank Burt and Myrtle Roscdule, 
an exceedingly capable couple, flho 

i !< gii (mate f"ii tut Burl h ecceji 
tiir i >medy and Incidentally i good ' pot a* t as 
musi< an. Burt is a seas* [red • low o- s. 


Brooklyn was batting 300 In the 
first night league Monday. Fulton 
street, the main alley In the baby 
borough, gave a colorable imitation 
of Broadway on a busy day. There 
were two causes for the unusual ac- 
tivity, Pat Rooney was having a 
premier with his new show "Love- 
birds," at the Majestic, an.' Ethel 
Levy was playing her first engage- 
ment in 14 years at the Orpheum. 

That Brooklyn is loyal to old 
faVofites was attested by the ca- 
pacity house that greeted Miss 
Levey. She did 33 minutes, pre- 
senting practically the same song 
repertoire as at the. Palace several 
weeks ago and entertained consist- 
ently throughout. As a surprise 
feature Ceorgetto Cohan got into 
the final number, "Mary Rose," for 
a brief bit of vocalizing and a more 
extended bit of shimmying. In 
addition to stating that her "mother 
thanked 'em and her father thanked 
'em" Miss Cohan included her 
newly acquired husband Monday 
night. Previous to this Miss Levey 
had responded with a speech, cli- 
maxing a hit that started with a 
reception and ended with an ova- 

The snow itself was not partic- 
ularly well blended, with three si- 
lent turns out of nine. Franklyn, 
Charles and Co. just escaped the 
I silent class, through a couple of 
songs, the best and most Important 
work of the turn falling In the 
dumb classification. Programed 
second after intermission they were 
placed to close the first half, ex- 
changing spots with Donald Kerr 
and Lady Friends." Position seems 
to make no difference to the Frank- 
lyn, Charles turn, however. They 
cleaned up over here just as they 
have been doing in the other metro- 
politan Keith houses, the Apache 
dance and gymnastics making the 
Brooklynites gasp and applaud un- 
til they were arm weary. 

The Kerr turn was one of the 
substantial hits of the show, and 
deservedly so. It's a production act 
with four girl solo dancers, a male 
pianist, who sings well, and a cork- 
ing dancing juvenile In Us princi- 
pal, Mr. Kerr. Scenlcally the act 
is splendidly mounted and its cos- 
tume array is comparable with the 
best that musical comedy has to 
offer. The number Introducing Rus- 
sian, Hawaiian, Spanish and Ameri- 
can dancing stood out among a 
number of artistic specialties. 

Sylvia Loyal opened with her 
trained poodle and pigeons. Miss 
Loval caught a well settled house 
and landed applause for everything 
she did. The hat catching of the 
poodle went especially big. Trans- 
fleld Sisters, second, did unusually 
well for that spot. The gtrtS play 
saxophones, xlophones, and stringed 
instruments, besides singing and 
dancing. A nicely varied (urn put 
over with lois of pep, and backed 
up with a tasteful Scenic and cos- 
tume display. 

Wilson I ho«. fourth, made 'em 
lliter when they started, laugh 
when they got under way and yell 
when they got in their full stride. 
The comic's 'go ouidt" and the 
yod ling never Went better, 

Sydney Grant making a reap* 
pea ranee in vaudeville, and his first 
time: at the Orpheum in 1 :\ years did 
nicely With about the same routine 
of .songs, stories and riddles h*- has 
i»*<>ii doing for several years. Mr. 
(Irani mentioned Jack Lail In con- 
nection with one <»f his yarns, Jim 
Thornton in another, and Gertrude 
Hoffman in still another. The 
Chfrese theatre bit for closing did 
much a* it has on past 

through most of the audience being 
over familiar with it, although r.ot 
done for years at this house by 
Mr. Grant. The same reason may 
be advanced for several of Mr. 
Grant's stories catching so mild a 

Kara and Evans and Peres (NVvr 
Acts). BeJl 


A 100 per cent, comedy arrange* 

ITo n , * and *,. the new Chaplin film 
tilled the Alhambra to the third tiei 
boxes Tuesday night and sent hom# 
a thoroughly -satisfied' audience Tt 
was straight-away top-side vaude- 
ville with a happy distribution of 
laughing features, culminating in 
as fine a bit of high class sponta- 
neous fun as comes to mind with 
Jim Corbett and Billy B. Van as the 
closer of the vaudeville section, just 
before the screen feature. 

The word must have spread 
among the Alhambra clientele 
swiftly that this week's entertain- 
ment was the goods, for the box 
office rack was clean at 8:15, the 
aerial boxes Included. The show 
warranted the patronage. It was 
vaudeville at its best. 

w 1 1 probably 

Four Ortons, comedy wire work- 
ers, opened nicely, followed by Ryan 
and Bronsou. a pair of dinner-jack- 
eted young men who sang popular* 
numbers and exchanged mild pleas- 
antries between times. Both satis- 
factory acts for the preliminaries. 

Schlchtl's Royal Marionettes 
woke up the house. This remark* 
able mechanical doll display out- 
doea everything in its class by a 
lap. The little puppets are aston- 
ishingly lifelike in their maneuvres 
and some of the breakaway effects 
are startling. Variety commented 
upon the turn when it showed at 
Hammersteln's over 10 years ago, 
and since then It has undergone 
many improvements. One of tho 
dolls actually smokes a real lighted 
cigarette, puffing clouds of smoke. 
Some of the trick breakaways are 
complicated beyond description, as, 
for example, a clown with a trained 
ostrich, which lays a huge egg and 
then disappears, giving place to an- 
other doll which breaks the egg and 
hatches a fire-spitting dragon which 
carries him off. The -disjointing 
skeleton Is still present. Altogether 
It Is a whale of an exhibit for chil- 
dren and Interesting to grown-ups, 

Ed Pressler and Blanche Klaiss 
have their amusing number, with 
the eccentric nonsense of the wild- 
haired string bean comedian draw- 
ing hearty laughs. The pair have a 
curious opening, the girl coming on 
cold with two songs before the 
comic gets into action. This may 
be a safe arrangement for the team 
because Pressler gets a laugh on 
his appearance, but It would be a 
hazardous scheme for any come- 
dian who had to work for his in- 
troductory giggle. This comic gets 
'em at the jump and his pantomimic 
clowning carries him safely along 
for a couple of minutes when he 
and the act are well over. After 
that they're set. 

Wood and Wyde have a bewilder- 
ing assortment of capital laughing 
material, among which they have 
allowed some really fearsome gags 
to creep in. That solemn -faced 
tenor who warbles conscientiously 
between shifts is an epic of ab- 
surdity and a mine of fun. but 
beside this deft comedy twist 
the travesty pair turn loose a lot 
of released stuff like the one be- 
ginning "A woman waits without"— 
"Without what?" etc.. to the bitter 
end. The travesties are In the 
same vein — some clever matter ajid 
a good deal that Is unspeakably 
crude and stale. They closed the 
first half, made up of a happy com- 
bination of fast, varied entertain- 
ment warranted to keep any audi- 
ence on tip-toe of Interest. 

With the show going at third 
speed forward, It was made to or- 
der for Miller and Lyles with 
"Forty Below," as laughable a sam- 
ple of blackface humor as there is. 
This pair do real character work. 
In its way, as complete and satis- 
fying as the art of the best of the 
old-timers. Miller and Lyles have 
the rich, mellow dialect that goes 
with their race and it adds a lot 
that is beyond the reach of burnt 

Emma Ilalg, with Richard W. 
Keene, were next to closing, fur- 
nishing a dainty bit of color and 
a wealth of youthful good spirits 
to break the too continuous suc- 
cession of laughing turns. It was 
placed at exactly the right spot. 
It contrasted with the ridiculous 
dusky pair nnd gave a breathing, 
space before the storm of cackles 
that accompanied Van and Corbett 
following. Miss Halg is the per- 
sonification of young feminine grace, 
a cheerful little sprite, while youi g 
K«'ene is a happy boyish selection 
for her partner. They simply rol- 
licked away with nearly 20 min- 
utes, ably assisted by a modest 
young woman at the piano, who 
won an enthusiastic burst of ap- 
plause on th,? strength of a i .nark- 
ably pretty melody, not sung, but 
just hummed In a peculiarly sweet, 
wordless refrain. 

Then came the climax of the eve- 
ning in Van and Corbett. They have 
fattened up their "Eighteenth 
Amendment" affair to a degree of 
unctuous richness. It's a scream 
from start to finish with a big, s«»mi- 
hyst erica 1 shriek at the finish. Ths 
pair closed the show and carried 
off tie' bacon. ItMxh. 

(Continued cmi page 24.) 



Friday, March 11, 1921 



(All hcuMi open tor the wsek with Monday matinee. wUd aat etberwlaa 

Ths bills below art grouped In divisions, according to the booking offices they 
ere supplied from. 

The manner in which these bill* are printed doee not denote the relative 
Importance of acta nor their program positions. 

• Before name indicate* act ie now doing new torn, or reappearing after 
abaenca from vaudeville, or appearing in city where listed for the first time. 


rgtg— Theatre Building, New York City 

NEW YORK CITY I 1st half (Hit) 

Kett*> Pale** Reddlngton & O 
4 Ortona 

Whiting A Burt 
Jack Wilson Co 
Kitty Gordon Co 
4 Marx Bros 

Kramer A Boyle* 
I- A P Murdock 
(One to fill) 

Keith's Riverside 

N Nagarro Co 
Mabel Burke Co 
t'lara Morton 
4 Mortons 
Maria l.o 
Bussed A Devltt 
I'urne A Frabito 
(One to fill) 

Keith's Royal 

Pert Ljvy 
Wm Rock Girl* 
Walts A Hawley 
Davis A Darnell 
Evans A Peres 
Ml Cota 
Bostock's School 

Keith's Colonial 

Fink's Mules 
ona Munsnn 
*The DeLyens 
Kane A Herman 
Frank Mullane 
(Others to fill) 
Keith's Alhambra 
Kva Shirley Bsnd 
• van A Ryan 
Princess Rajah 
Pearson A Lewis 
Sully A Houghton 
D D H 
(Others to fill 

Moss' Broad w ay 


Swift A Kelly 
•Kurman A Nash 
A A L Belle 
l"inare»t A C 
BeratvfgJ Bros 
l'ranklyn Chas Co 

Moss' Coliseum 

Pruoks A Powers 

• arson A Willard 
(others tojffll) 

2d iflTf 

Grace Nelson 
luffy A Sweeney 
Nash A O'Donnell 
(ethers to fill) 

Keith's Hamilton 
Lohse A Sterling 

Fressler A Klalss 
Mernard A Garry 
Nana Co 
Avey A O'Nell 
Harry Cooper 
Wm Kent Co 
Wood A Wyde 

Keith's Jefferson 

Hal* A La vera 
<'hic Rale 

Masters-Kraft Rev 
< :.»y ton A Edwards 
1 A J Kaufman 
«* beon A Connelll 
Mennettl A Sldelli 

Moos' Regent 
K«l wards Trio 
Orace Nelson 
-Nash A O'Donnell 
l>'iffy A Sweeney 
'Others to fill) 

2d half 
Hilton A Norton 
Dennis Sisters 
Gallagher A Martin 
(Others to All) 

Keith's Slot St. 

Parker Bros 
inches A Nerrett 
Mason A Keeler 
Will Oakland 
-Arnold A Lambert 
' • I'.iibianati 

Keith's H. O. H. 

Id half (10-13) 
Daly Mack A D 
ROSS Valyda 
nyman Adlcr Co 
Wilaon A Kelly 
Lorraine Sis Co 
(< 'ther-, to fill) 

1st half (14-16) 
Tit) lor Howard & T 
Prank Morrell 
" Dennis Sisters 
(^111 Troupe 
<< 'thera to fill) 

2d half (17-20) 
Cheater .1 atone Co 
I -lith Helena 

• others to fill) 

IroeSor's 125th St. 

-dVhalf (10-13) 
Eddy A Pearl 
Hmmett Sons; Shop 
••What's the Idea'* 
L^w Welch Co 
•Kurnian A Nash 
"Be Cautious Girls 

1st half (14-10) 
liers A Bennett 

•Cunningham A B 
(Others to All) 

2d half (17-20) 
Jarvis A Harriston 
•Martha Pryor Co 
(Others to fill) 

Proctor's I8d At. 

2d half (1013) 
Van Horn A Ines 
Edna Luby 
Howard Chase Co 
Frank Farron 
Howard A F Mins 
H A E Sharrock 
Gelil Troupe 

1st half (14-10) 
Waters A Lady 
Hilton A Norton 
(Others to fill) 

2d halt (17-20) 
Pierlot A 8ehofleld 
Violet Duval 
•Jas Leonard Co 
Muller A Stanley 
(Others to All) 


Keith's Bashwlck 

Edwin George 
Ashley A Darney 
Wm A O DoOley Co 
Brown A O'Donnell 
Dolly Kay 
(Others to fill) 

Keith's Orpbeum 
Bud Synder Co 
Mattylee Llppard 
Jean Adair Co 
Geo M Rosener 
•Tempest A S'shlne 
Buzxell A Parker 
Yvette Rugel 
Van Corbett 
Howard's Ponies 

Moss' Flat bush 
"For Pity's Sake" 
Bensee A Balrd 
Belle Baker 
Rose A Moon 
Eruina Bros 

Keith's Greeuipoint 

2d half (10-13) 
Cheater J'stone Co 
•Edwards O A W 
*Hughe a A Nerrett 
Geo M Rosener 
(One to fill) 

1st half (14-16) 
Pierlot A S 
(Others to fill) 

2d half (17-20) 
'Fixing Furnace" 

Keith's Prospect 
2d half (10-11) 

Pierlot A S 

Llbonati * 

Foster Ray 

Belle Baker 

Gallagher A Rolley 

Sensational Togo 
1st half (14-10) 

Edith Helena 

Dody A Berman 

(Others to fill) 
2d half (17-20) 

Young A April 

Great Lester 

(Others to fill) 


Mary Kutry Co 
Marie Sparrow 
Tommy Allen Co 
Do Haven A Nice 
Leo Carrlllo 
Bally Hoo I 

2d halt 
Chas Ledegar 
Keegan A O'Rourke 
Ruby Norton Co 
Baroness De Hollub 
Weaver A Weaver 
Balliott 3 


Will Blondy 
Chester A Allen 
Hall A Colburo 
J T Ray Co 
Ed Janis Revue 

2d half 
Reck A Rector 
Bernard A Scarth 
Gilfoll A Lang 
Will Mahoney 
"My Tulip Girl" 


Or |ih rum 
Rodero A Marconi 
Lew Hawkins 
Margot A Francois 
(Two to fill) 

2d half 
Jim A Flo Bogard 
Haalam A Wilson 
Duncan A Carroll 
'Eyes of Buddah" 
(One to fill) 



Ed A Geo Guhl 
II Catalano Co 
Rita Gould 
Bonn A Bohn 



MoKenzie Sisters 
Grlndell A Esther 
Burke A Durkin 
Le Vol os 



(Atlsnta split) 
1st half 
Nippon Duo 




(Charleston split) 

1st half 
L*0Bm& ■Fvo*': 
John O'Malley 
l.oney Haskell 
Josie Roonoy Co 

((►I.IMBIH, O. 

B. P. Keith's 

Choy Ling Hee Tr 
DaRclle A Waters 
Wc Far I and Sis 
June Mills 
T K Shea Co 
V A E Stanton 

The Messrs. SHUBERT 
New Musical Comedy Hit 

'The Whirl 

the Town" 











All riaced by Us and 
Under Our Exclusive Direction 

1403 BltOADWAY 

f«l. BRYANT 841-842 

Barry A Layton 
Shamrock A 
Milt Collins 
Keno Fables A 






». F. Keith's Royal. 

New Tork f Now 

Morrison A Paly 
•F A M Dale 
1 1 rest Lester 
'Two to All) 

l'ro< tor's fislh 81. 
'-.'lii.urs A 8 
Bums A Lorraine 
Homer Miles Co 
^niith A Arnold 
Farrell Taylor Co 
(Two to All) 
■ «i halt 
M'alton A Craig 
Brooks A Powcis 
*• m.ningham A B 
"The- Dell House'' 
tuihers to fl!l) 

J'ro< lor'g 5th Ave. 

<l half tlO-13) 
B A P ;>alo 
A x L Ball 

.» w Ransoms Co 
Duval A Little 
Pole* a O'Nell 

4 M*TT J»I i>9 I f* 

'*> fir) 

Rassett A Bailey 
Sylvia Starr 
Penny A Barry 
A hobin 
Tolly Tear!*" 

2d halt 
Miss Joleen 
Pimp-on A Dean 
Archer A Belford 
Ben Bernlce 
Dawson .Sis Co 


(Birmingham split) 

1st halt 
TAB Mel nty re 
I'lovoland A Dowry 
Middl»ton H Co 
Kttbolloli a Yards 
L Hudson Co 

M CilSTA, G A. 


(Xlai'on split) 
1st half 
'» »s!e Franks 


B. F. Keith's 

Clown Seal 
Jack Joyce 
L A J Archer 
Wilton Bisters 
Morris A Campbell 
Bushman A Bayne 
Vernon Stiles 
Rthlchtl's Manikins 




Margaret Ford 

Tom Readings 


The Sharrocks 


Wilson Bros 


(Columbia split) 
1st half 
Ryan A Moore 
Ardelle Cleaves 

I Creole Fssh'n Plate 
T Rev Fox A Sarno 


Knight's Roosters 
Mack A Stanton 
"Just Suppose" 
< .'Union A Rooney 
l'hil Adams Co 

2d half 
Eugene A Finney 
.Is son A Harrlgan 
Cotter A Bolder 
Noxwood A Hall 
"Lille Mls a Su'ine 


B. F. Keith's 

Big City 4 
M Montgomery 
The Leightona 
Clark A Bergman 
Buth Roys 
Fred Lindsay Co 
Wheeler A Potter 

Able o. H. 
Reck A Rector 
Bernard A Scarth 



"Mr. Bond is irresistibly fun?iy: f 
—Rochester Times Union. 

Bill Genevieve A W 
F.lklns Fay A ■ 
Clark A Verdi 
George Moore Co 
Tony A Norman 
The Duttona 


B. F. Keith's 
Roy Harrah O* 
Wa*. era A Walters 
Ed Morton 
Beth Beri Co 
Claudius A Scarlet 
J B llymer Co 
Van Hoven 
Four Ljgmy Bros 


9 <8avannah split) 

i'st uait 
Ning Toy 
Mullen A Corell) 
Caaey A Warren 
Maxmilllan A Co 


B. F. Keith's 

Toney A George 
"Martha Pryor Co 
Muller A Stanley 
(Others to All) 

2d half 
Van Cleve A Pete 
•F A M Dale 
Gelli Troupe 
(Others to nil) 



'Pittsburgh iplit) 
1st half 
Jerome A Newell 
Gean Barlos 
Qulxey 4 


(Chattanooga split) 

1st half 
Van Cellos 
Lthr A Bell 
Faber A Bennett 
Dorothy Wahl 
Mile Twinnette Co 

Mary Anderson 

Lady Alice's Pets 
Great Howard 
Harry Holman Co 
Innls Bros 
Mr A Mrs J Barry 
reddle Leonard Co 
Osborne Trio 

Keith's National 

(Nashville Split) 
1st half 
Sherwln Kelly 
Hamilton A Bucher 
"Night In Hawaii" 
Harry Von Fossen 
Dewitt Burns A T 



Al Raymond • 
4 Harmony Kings 
Burt A Rosedale 
(One to fill) 

2d half 
Stewart A Mercer 
Mack A Stanton 
Clinton A Rooney 
(One to fill) 


B. P. Keith's 

Dallas Walker 
McLaughlin A ■ 
Betty Donn Co 
Arthur Whltelaw 
Anderson A YJraves 
Miller A Mack 
Nathan Bros 



1st half 
Musical Hunters 
E E Ford 
Black A White Rev 
D Ferguson Co 
La Belgo Duo 



Alloa Manning 
Richards A Walsh 
Brlerre A King 

(Two to nil) 
2d half 
Barry Breen 
8ca'n D Bros A 8 
Roode A Francis 

(Two to (111) 


d £p.j4Sn 
1st half 
Homer Sisters 
Fred Elliott 
Nathano Broa 
(To to fill) 


Walah A Edwards 
William Ebbs 
Dugan A Raymond 
Sybil Vane 
Ernest Evans 
Mel Kleo 
Lind Bros 


Male* tic 

Flagler A Malta 
Hazel Green Co 
Barron A Edwards 

2d half 
Dave Winnie 
Hart Sisters 
Mine Hermann 
Taylor Howard A T 

Wilbur A Adams 
Palo A Palet 
J Conley Co 
Vincent O'Donnell 
May Wirth Co 
Eddie Ross 
J Kennedy Co 
Trixie Frlganxa 
Walter Manthy Co 

Sheridan 8qnare 

(Johnstown Split) 
1st half 
Frank Shields 
O Taylor Co 
William Hall, n 
Flying Henrys 


B. F. Keith's 

The Rials 

Rube Walman 

Cartmell A Harris 

8tanle) A Let 


Billy Glasson 


E. F. Albee 

Margaret Taylor 
Lovenberg Sis A N 
"Indoor Sports" 
Coley A Jaxon 
Marie Nordstrom 
Stantley A Norton 
Elsie La Bergere 



Al Jerome 
Hoster A Hoster 
Wlnfr Gard'n Girls 
B A J Crelghton 
Page Hack A M 

Wm. Pens 

Lloyd Nevada Co 
Dancer A Oreen 
Cotter A I jlden 

at. HEMMENdTKGER. inc. 

JEWELRY * /1/%tT1Vrr,1F ' > BEfsOUNTIII6 
T.I. §71 Jeha 45 JONN ST. New Yerk City 

Vernon Co 

Kutcr Trio 

Fred Bowers Rev 



(Gr • *nboro spilt) 
1st half 
Just Three Girls 
Cooper A Simmons 
"Bungalow Love" 
Lazar &. Dale 
Marie Hart Co 


(Knoxville split) 
1st half 
Frank Browne 
Russ Lcddy Co 
Sampson A Douglas 
Girl 1.000 Eyes 


B. P. Keith's 

Bellioa Duo 
HAG Ellsworth 
Dooloy A Storey 
Cathedral 8lngers 
Kllnore A Williams 
Hyams A Mdntyre 
Margaret Young 
i.a Toy A Vesta 

Keith's Palare 
Clark A Bchan 
Ann Suter 
Rood A Ciirton 
DaVS Thursby 
Sebastian A M Sis 
Spencer A Williams 
Cross A Sanloi.i 


I>a\ is A. Polls 
•Morgan A Gates 
Brown G Ac b 
Hamilton & B*rn< ■ 
Mi C »rt a Bradford 
I in. i e Dfinar 
loe Howard's R'V 
Mm mo A Rage •» 
Four Aces'* 

Cilfoil A Lang 
Will Mahoney 
"Aly Tulip Girl" 

M half 
Will A Blondy 
Chester A Allen 
Hall A Colburn 
J T Ray Co 
Ed Janis Rev 



Pierce A GofT 
Sunshine Girls 
Rialto's l>ook 
5 Weber Girls 



Law ton 
Ben 8mith 
O'Donnell A B:alr 
wngut 'A &i«tM*fl 
"Under Apple Tree" 
Wanxur A Palmer 
LaDora A Bcekman 



(Charlotte split) 
1st half 
Bennett A Lee 
Brooks A Phllson 
<'liung Hwa 4 
Koban Jaj>s 
(One to fill) 



Culp A Cohen 

Haalam A Wilson 

Duneon A Carroll 
"EySS of Bu.ldah" 
(One to fill) 

Id half 
n< dero A Marconi 
(Two to till) 
i.<w RawkfM 
Margoi A Prsncois 





(Augusta Split) 
1st half 
Jess A Dill 
Marie Dorr 
Drew A Wallace 
Broadway 4 
Wardens A LaCosta 



(N Orleans Split) 

1st half 
S Falcons 
Perrone A Oliver 
(has Llody Co 
Willie Solar 
Fate A Temptation 



(Sunday opening) 
Princess 4 
Samstead A Marion 
Mr A Mrs Norcross 
Senator Murphy 
Mabel Taliafero Co 
Clara Howard 
Ella Shields 
Udell A Gibson 
T A K O'Meara 

Peaks Blockheads 
.Tohnny Dove 
Buckridge Casey Co 


Young A April 
Hilton A Norton 
(Others to nil) 
2d half 
ReddUifrton A Grant 
(Others to fill) 



(Louisville Split) 
1st half 
Boyni Sydney* 
Halliday A W 
Annie Abbott Co 
Bobby Van Horn 
Ivttii Tr 



R« > Molds 3 
Harry Carroll Co 
Gallagher A Rolley 
(Others to fill) 



(Mobile Split) 

Norwood A Hall 
S Victors 

2d half 
Knight's Roosters 
Burt A Rosedale 
Al Raymond 
Renee Roberts Rev 
(One to fill) 



Mabel Fonda Trio 
Beatrice Doane 
Derenzo A Ladue 
Seymour's Family 
Two Ros8ellas 



(Norfolk Split) 
1st half 
Hughes Duo 
Follies Girls 
Green A Parker 
Charles L Fletcher 
(One to fill) 



Carlita A Lewis 
Sc'n Denno BrosAS 
Harry Breen 
Roode A Francis 

(One to fill) • 
2d half 
Claire Carroll 
Tarvcrs A Douglas 
Lanigan A Han.y 

(Two to fill) 



Hughie A Hughle 
Oaites Bros 
-Nit Jefouic Co- _ 

Jack Roof Co 
2d halt 
Rome A Cuilcn 

3 Victors I 

(Two to fill) \ 


Fallon A Shirley 
"Long Tack Sam" 

2d half 
The Herberts 
Jean Metcalf 
Sabbott A Brooka 
Jack Oaterinan 
"Bits Of Hits'* 


B. F. Keith's 
Robbie Gordons 
Oroen A Myra 
I Chadwlck A Dad 
W J Ward Girls 
■ddie Foyer 
Valerie Begere Co 
Rome A Gaul 
Pearl Regay Band 
Lucas A Ines 

JfWcto Js»»-: 

Miss loleen 
Simpson A Dean 
Dawson Sis Co 
Archer A Belford 
Seymour Brown 
Billy Kelly Co 

Sd half 

Baasett A Bailey 
Sylvia Starr 
Denny A Barry 
Jack Symonds 
•Tolly's Pearls" 

The Kervlllew 
Ivemert Bros 
Lady Sen Mel 
Century Girls 
Stafford do Ross 



JAB Aiken 
Sidney A Townley 
Ben Bernle 
Lynn A Howland 
(Two to HID 

Sd half 
Tallea Co 
(Four to fill) 


B. F. Keith's 

Mm. at'.* S jaJHttk. M0 
JAB Morgan 
Julius Tannen 
Ethel Levey 
Percy Athoa Co 



Arena Bros 
Peggy Carhart 
Mother Goose 
Al H Wilson 
Jose'n'o Icelanders 

Roudlnl A Bernsrd 
La France A K'n'dy 
Strassle's Seals 
Gordon's Olympla 
(Scollay Square) 
The Stenards 
Alexander A R 
Mander A Lad Co 
Chris Richards 
Olympla D V Co 

Gordon's Olympla 
(Washington St) 
Burks A Whiteside 

"Twos Ever Thus' 
Jackson A Taylor 
Maxlne Broa A B 


S Rounders 

M Whitman A Boys 

"20th Century n*r% 



Clinton Sistera 
Mack A Reading 
Princess Wah L K 
Jean Granese Co 
Rath bourne 4 

2d half v 
DoWItt Young ASM 
Boyd A King 
Princess Wah L K 
I^w Brlco A M L a 
"Submarine F-7" 

Music Hall 

Stanley A Elva 
Mack A Dean 
Geo Edwards Co 

>Jamjse *^len ^ 





/ booked Potter'* Pirouettes 
the Pantages Circuit, 


opening March 26, 1921. 


1312 Masonic Temple 

TROY, N. ¥. 


Balliott 3 
Jack Osterman 
Baroness de Halluh 
Ruby Norton Co 
Weaver A Weaver 
Lovetta's Bears 

2d half 
Baraban A Groha 
Fallon A Shirley 
DeHaven A Nice 
Lee Carrillo 
Long Tack Sam 


B. F. Keith's 

McRae A Clegg 

Campbell Co 
Ja Da Trio 
Lillian Shaw 
Mantell Co 



Helen Jackley 
Rolls A Royce 
Anderson A Yvel 
Claudia Coleman 
Santos Hayes Rev 
Joe Cook 
Alex Bros A Evelyn 

Barnett Sisters 


Lynch A Zeller . 
Dalton A Craig 
"The Doll House" 
(Others to fill) 

2d half 
Edwards 3 
Homer Miles Co 
Toney A George 
(Others to fill) 



Boyco Coombs 
M'doon Fr'klln A R 
Zuhn A Dries 
Vinle Daly Co 
Welch Mealy A 
Helen Keller 
Herbert A Dare 


Opera Honso 

J A F Bogard 
Eddie Foy Co 
Rome A Cullen 
(Two to fill) 

2d half 
Eddie Foy Co 
Caltes Bros 
(Three to fill) 




Unusual 2 
Judson Cole 
Raymond Bond Co 
Allman A Mayo 
"Creole Cocktail" 

2d half 
Mlzpah Selbinl Co 

Voyer A Wendell 
FAT Haydn 
M it H Amaranth 



Bdlc.-laire Bros 

St Clair A Van 
Lyons A Yosco 
I'blnu A Picks 



(Wilkes-B'rre split) 

1st half 
Vee A Tulley 
Fad A Fancy 
Leila Shaw Co 
McCool A Gildea 
'Love Tangle" 



The Dorans 
Georges Gunthler 

Boyd A King 
Emma O'Nell 
Basil A Allen 
La France Bros 

2d half 
Howard A 8cott 
Bobby Folsom 
Halg A Lovero 
Frennell I 



Grant Wallace 
Aloha A Glrli3 
M'Cormick A Rega 
Fred Lewis 
Toy Ling Foo 
(Two to fill) 

2d half 
Stunley A Elva 
Mack A Dean 
Geo Edwards Co 
James Cullen 
Fern A Marce 
Basil A Allen 
Mcintosh A Maids 



Barker A Dunn 
"20th Century Rev" 

2d half 
Reed A Lucey 
Carl A Ines 
Ferro A Coulter 
4 Organdie Girls 


Gordon's Centra/ Sq 

The Seebacka 
Hallen A Goes 
Fern A Marce 
Morgan A Binder 
"Submarine F-7" 

2d half 
Jennler B»"Oa 
Gilson A De Mott 
4 Jacks A Queen 
Bender A Meehan 
3 Cliffords 



Grsham'a Mar'ettes 
Halg A Levere 
Mme Beeson Co 
Lew Brlqe 
DeVoe A Startxer 

2d half 
Camilla 2 
Hallen A Goss 
"Ladles of Jury" 
Morgan A Binder 
"Current of Fun" 

htrhili, mXss. 

Louise A Mitchell 
Mrs Wellington's 8 
M'Farland A Palace 
Werner Amoros 2 

2d half 
Cyeda Japs 
Kelly A Pollock 



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Dla» Monk Circus 
Bert Stoddard 
Fa den I 

Manuel Romaint Co 
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Bar. than A- QrohS 

I Hondrleka a Stons 



Kaufman A Lillian 
St Clair A Van B 
Lyons A Yosco 
Phina & Picks 

2d half 
Mudge Morton Co 
Pollard Sis 
Richard Keane A Mayo 
•Trip to Hltland" 


Australian Dolsos 
Nelson Waring 
.Tones A Johnson 
Porter J White Co 
F A T Haydn 
"Now A Then" 

2d half 
Turner A Grace 
Joe Martini 
Tauline Fielding 3 
Celeste A Crane 
HPaUrf Ar; De Wa>4H 
Dot Marshall Co 



Mispah Selbinl Co 
Joe Martin 
Oleste A Crane 
Kllncr &. Reanty 
Klncaid Kilties 


Jones A Johnson 
"Now & Then" 
(Ono to nil) 

I'll III «T 

Jean & Elsio 

Blchard Tff-ane 
Vlo Plant Co 
Tilp to Hltland" 
2d half 
Pnusual 2 
Kaufman /t Lill 


Creedon A Davis 
M A H Amaranth 
(One to fill) 

2d half 
Thames Bros 
Earl A Sunshine 
Raymond Bond Co 
Sharkey Roth A W 
Bobby McLean Co 



(Scranton split) 
1st half 
Onra A Partner 
Mil no n 4 
JK-rt Wilcox Co 
Frank Gaby 
8 Blue Devils 


Mltdjgs Morton J 
Karl A Sunshine 
Voyer A Wendell 
Sharkey Roth A W 
Bobby McLean Co 

2d half 
The Dorans 
Nelson Waring 
"Creole Cocktail" 
Creedon A Davis 
Belleclaire Bros 

M'Intosh A Maids 

2d half 
W A M Lavar 
Harry Taylor 
Aloha A Girlie 
< or trlli A Roger* 
Watson's Dogs j 


Gordon's Olympla 


4 Organdie Girls 
R A E Dean 
"Ladies of Jury" 

.d half 
DeVoe A Startler 
Emma O'Nell 
Henry A Moors 
Miller A Bradford 


DeWltt Toung A 31* 
Franc A Leary 
Coogan A Casey 
Bobby Folsom. 
7 Honey Girls / 
2d half / 
Thornton Sis L 
Rathbourns 4 \ 
Jean Granese Co ^ 
Kane Morey A M 


Gordon's Olympla 
Camille 3 
Ferro A Coulter 
Miller A Bradford 
Keane A Williams 
"Current of Fun" 

2d half 
Clinton Sis 
Marie Russell 
Mme Beeson Co ' 
R A E Dean 
The Scebacks N 


Opera Honoo 

Howard A Scott 
Marie Russell 
Carl A Ines 
Henry A Moore 
The Bradaas 
2d half 
Melva Sis 
Barker A Dona 
Keane A William* 
Mack A Reading 
7 Honey Boys 



Uyeda Japs I 

Kelly A Pollock L 
Paul Decker Co 
Bender A Meehan 
S Cliffords 

2d half 
Louisa A Mitchell 
M Farland A Palaot 
Mrs Wellington's ■ 
Coogan A Casey 
Werner Amoros I 



Vaudeville Exchange. Chicago 



Thames Bros 


Pauline Fielding ?. 

Paull A De Haven 

Dot Marshall Co 

2d half 
Barrett A Sheldon 
HanJ.-y A Howard 
Porter J White I o 
.'uilson Cole 
<luy'» Minstrels 


Vaudeiillr K\« I ft*gt< Boston 


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A Dunigan 



Tel in a 

Sargent Bros 
Jean Gibson 
Green A Parker 
(Two to fill) 
2d half 
Princeton A Wats'n 
M Hamilton Co 
Roy La Pearl 
Amaranth Sisters 



Klass A Tremlnl 
Ang«l and Fuller 

(One to fill) 
2d half 
Norma Delma 
Maryland Singers 

(One to fill) 



Bass Sweeney • 
Frescott A H Eden 
C Harrison Co 

2d half 
Chad A M Huober 
O Hara & Heeley 
Prescott A H Ed-^n 
Lockwood A Rush 
Lambs Manikens 



Jean Barrios 
Retter Bros 

2d half 

Hill A Qulnell 

Whipple Huston C* 

Christy A Bennttl 

(Two to nil) 

W. VA. j 

Huntlngtod I 

Joe Melvin 
"Revue De Lug*** 

Zd half 
Dresd ner A A lie*) 
"Blue Cloud A W 


Wcstons A Modeh) 
Baxlny A Porter 
"Dr'ms Come Tmo*